Join the Marin Chapter California Native Plant Society's "Third Thursday Weeders" to spend a day at beautiful Point Reyes and help tackle invasive weeds that threaten important plant habitat in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
For Thursday, November 21, we are looking for a small group of plant-savvy volunteers to do a combination of weeding and monitoring on Bear Valley Trail.
Following a culvert replacement and creek repair project last fall, a small bowl between the trail and the creek was planted with native species. The park's vegetation biologist has monitored most of the tagged plants, but some weeds are both threatening the health of the restored area and making it hard to find all of the plants.
We are looking for a few volunteers to help weed out multiple invasive species and/or help search for and record status of tagged plants. The site does contain some steep areas and blackberry and stinging nettle plants.
We will meet at Bear Valley Trailhead at 9:30 am and hike (about 10 minutes) to the site. Heavy rain may cancel the event. You may phone Ellen Hamingson from 7:30 am to 9:10 am on November 21 if there is any uncertainty about whether the event will occur.
A minimum of two volunteers who can commit by Tuesday evening, November 19, is needed for this workday to happen. The site may not be able to support more than six volunteers, so please RSVP by emailing Ellen Hamingson or by calling 415-464-5196 as soon as posible if you are interested in participating.
Please bring warm and wind-stopping layers, water, snacks and/or lunch, and clothes that can get dirty. The park will provide tools and gloves. The workday usually goes until 1:30 pm with a lunch break.
The Third Thursday Weeders meet on the third Thursday of every month (except December) at 9:30 am, usually at a trailhead near the work location. They visit beautiful sites to conduct important follow-up removal to maintain and enhance large-scale restoration projects. The workday usually involves a chance to view native plants--often including rare species--that are recolonizing the areas.