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  • Multiple Days: 02/08/2015, 03/08/2015, 04/12/2015, 05/10/2015, 07/12/2015, 08/30/2015, 09/27/2015, 10/25/2015 Point Reyes National Seashore

    Habitat Restoration Program Workdays through October 2015

    Volunteers help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Abbotts Lagoon, the Lighthouse Bluffs, and other high value habitat areas at Point Reyes National Seashore. Visit some of the most beautiful areas in the park and learn about local plant ecology while you work alongside park staff to carry out ecological restoration projects. We encourage volunteers nine years of age and older of all backgrounds and experience levels to participate. Tools, gloves, and training are provided. Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and other seasonally appropriate clothing, as well as to bring lunch and water. Get involved, meet new people, and make a positive impact on your environment!

    Please join us for our next workday on Sunday, April 12, 2015. We will be hiking out from the Abbott's Lagoon trailhead to the northern back dunes. From the bridge, we'll start removing small patches of European beachgrass regrowth, working our way to the back side of the Western Snowy Plover exclosure fence. Some iceplant removal may be possible if we can dig out the scattered beachgrass. New Zealand spinach and veldt grass are also potential targets.

    To hold this workday, we need at least four confirmed participants. Please contact Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email by Thursday, April 9, at 4 pm so that she can plan accordingly. If you are interested in bringing four or more people, please call Ellen on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday, as we may have a large group attending. If sign-ups should decline below four people, an update cancelling the workday will be sent to people who have responded and included an email address.

    Meet at 9 am in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center (directions). As always, please bring sturdy shoes, extra warm layers. water, and lunch. We'll carpool or caravan to the Abbotts Lagoon parking lot. Tools and gloves will be provided. We will work until 1 pm, and then have lunch on site.

    Please note: A workday is scheduled for May 10 (Mother Earth Day) but there will be no workday in June.

    California Invasive Species Action Week
    The inaugural California Invasive Species Action Week was held Saturday, August 2 through Sunday, August 10, 2014. The goal of the Action Week is to increase public awareness and promote public participation in California's fight against invasive species. There are numerous ways for people to participate, either independently, or as part of an organized effort. For example, you can learn which invasive species are issues in your area, remove invasives from your property, select native plants for your garden, harvest them for food, or volunteer to remove invasives from a participating park. Kids, you can learn about an invasive species that threatens your favorite outdoor place, and enter the Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Race to Protect Your Favorite Place" youth poster contest. Winners were announced during the Action Week! Check out the CISAW web page for poster contest details and to find out how you can take action: www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek.

    The CISAW Schedule of Events will be filled with volunteer opportunities and events hosted by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, California's National and State Parks, and dedicated volunteer programs and organizations across the state. Check the Action Week web page to find a participating organization or event near you, or for details on hosting a project or event of your own!

    Location: Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Ellen Hamingson Contact Email: ellen_hamingson@nps.gov Contact Phone Number: 415-464-5196
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