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  • Multiple Days: 10/15/2015, 10/25/2015, 11/08/2015, 11/19/2015, 01/10/2016, 02/28/2016, 03/13/2016

    Habitat Restoration Program Volunteers removing iceplant.
    Location: Variable, see description below for location and directions | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Ellen Hamingson Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 415-464-5196

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 Habitat Restoration Program volunteer workday on Thursday, October 15 to remove veldt grass (Ehrharta erecta) from the dunes on the north side of Abbott's Lagoon. This is an outlying infestation of one of our most problematic invasive perennial grass. Our goal is to (not necessarily in one workday) eliminate the species from this dune area.

This month's project will start at 9:30 am at the Abbott's Lagoon trailhead off Pierce Point road. For directions, http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/directions_inpark_piercepoint.htm#abbottslagoontrailhead. If you wish to carpool from Bear Valley, please let Ellen Hamingson know.

We need at least four confirmed participants to hold this workday. Please RSVP to Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email by 4 pm on Wednesday, October 14, so that she can plan accordingly. Ellen will send a confirmation by the end of Wednesday to those who have responded, or you may phone her in the late afternoon on Wednesday or between 7:30 am and 8:15 am on Thursday to inquire about the status of the workday.

We'll work until about 1:30 pm with a lunch break at the site. Please bring warm and wind-stopping layers,water, and lunch and/or snacks. The work site is about a mile's walk from the trailhead, partly on a trail and partly on sand. Tools and gloves will be provided. An outhouse is available at the trailhead.

Please note: There will be no workday in December.

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!

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