Thanks to Rick West for providing the following report:
2018, our 45th year, finds the Meadow Anchorage and grounds in the best shape in years. Except for a small patch of Hyacinth deep in the cove across from Cloud 9, passage to The Meadows and the waters of the anchorage are free. The Taro plant remains to remind us of our old friends. We arrived the 20th and trail clearing is just beginning. Progress will be hindered by a major dead-fall across the lower trail just west of our landing. A detour will be cut until Mike Gero can assist with his old 44 saw. The orchard is dead and dying from the flood last year. That plot will be cleared this year for whatever use by those along the Beach. It took me three weeks to clear it and I’m not giving up on it yet.
The homeless were a problem again in our absence. They trashed the Beach again and moved into the Central Park. Bill Cullen and I have been in contact with the local farmers who reported they called in the Sheriff to clear them out. We have appealed to them to secure gates onto the levee, as the number of vehicles and fishermen is increasing. The have been using the unlocked irrigation system gate to then park along the levee above the Beach. The issue has been increasing in the last two years to five cars just last Sunday. The farmers have agreed to assist in this. In return, we should start a project of self‐help to clear the trash that is evident from the Beach to the sand pit behind Cloud 9. If this can be collected and bagged where possible to a spot at the Beach and Central Park I can haul up to the levee in the trailer behind the mower. The farmers will then get the county to come in and remove it. It is reasonable for us to give back a little for the enjoyment we have on this land.
It is Summer Time. Come and enjoy
Here is a link to information about the water hyacinth treatment program coming to a slough near you:
HEAR YE HEAR YE
COME ONE—COME ALL
TO A CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH—ALMOST ON THE 4TH
OF JULY—BEHIND THE “MEADOW MUFFIN” IN THE
SAT. JULY 1st AT 10 a.m.
PLEASE BRING A BREAKFAST DISH TO SHARE
HORSESHOE PITS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE THAT THROW.
The new moon is re-enforcing the tide, as flooding of the Meadow floor is into its third day with robust flows. The Point is cutoff from the levee and trail system. Ingress of water from the Central Park (Gero’s) and the Cloud 9 beach has caused a lake between the two. The same is occurring at the west end, where Halfmoon Bay was parked, and flowing east to behind the Foster’s spot. The trails along the floor are not currently usable because of the water, not to mention many deadfalls across them.
Mosquito infestation is major. If you do not care to get off your boat, things are great.
Many floats were brought in last weekend and two boats are arriving today. The weekend of the 6th promises to have many arrivals. Weather has been mid 60’s with some light rain, poor solar conditions and wind to no more that 5 mph. However, being on the water has its rewards.
Cloud 9, Meadows Anchorage