• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Point Reyes Fire Management will be using heavy equipment on the Inverness Ridge Trail this week.

    A recreation advisory is in effect for hiking, horse riding, and biking along the Inverness Ridge Trail (aka Bayview Fire Road) during the week of September 14, 2014. Extra caution in this area is critical while work is in progress. More »

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  • Multiple Days: 08/21/2014, 09/18/2014, 10/16/2014

    Third Thursday Weeders on July 21, 2011.
    Location: variable (see below for details) | Map Time: 9:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Ellen Hamingson Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-464-5196

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.

You are invited to join the Third Thursday Weeders workday on September 18. Location of the workday will be announced soon. The group will target cape-ivy regrowth just north of Pierce Point Ranch, around the residence, and possibly in the first drainage up the Tomales Point Trail. We have made good progress on this site but were not able to remove all patches at the last outing on August 10. Your help in knocking back this fast-growing invader before the rainy season will be much appreciated. We should see tule elk, as they are often in the area during rutting season.

Please meet at 9:30 am, Thursday, September 18, at the Tomales Bay trailhead (Pierce Point Ranch) parking lot.
Directions from the Bear Valley Visitor Center to Pierce Point Ranch.

This workday will happen if at least four people confirm participation by 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, September 17. Please RSVP by emailing Ellen Hamingson or by calling 415-464-5196. Ellen will send a confirmation by the end of Wednesday to those who have responded.

Please bring warm and wind-stopping layers, water, snacks and/or lunch, and clothes that can get dirty. Stinging nettles and salmonberry are common in parts of this site, so please be prepared with tough clothing to withstand these prickly plants. We will not encounter poison oak. 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.

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