Thanks to all the volunteers who braved the weather and came out for the 3rd Annual Air Potato Raid on Saturday, January 24. We had 40 volunteers who clocked 100 hours to collect a total of 146 lbs of potatoes! Amazing!
Since the release of the air potato beetles in August, we've seen a huge reduction in air potato vines, and subsequently, in air potatoes. So finding them this year was a lot more challenging than in the past. Volunteers had to go deep into some of Mead's wet and wooded areas to find them.
Thank you to Carrie Mohanna, Beth Jackson, Cynthia Gosniewski and Amethyst Strickland with Orange County Environmental Protection Division for putting this event together and to all the volunteers who helped make it a success!