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Volunteer Restoration Project Set for December 1

Rancho Sierra Vista
Rancho Sierra Vista pond.
National Park Service

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News Release Date: November 8, 2012
Contact: Kate Kuykendall, 805-370-2343

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- The National Park Service will host a volunteer restoration project at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Help rangers restore wildlife habitat by preserving the diversity of native wetlands and grasslands. Volunteers will remove weeds, collect seeds and plant native species. Volunteers should wear long pants and brings gloves and tools if possible. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP required: erin_avina@nps.gov or 805-370-2354.

From the 101 Freeway, exit at Wendy Drive and head south. Turn right on Lynn Road. Turn left on Via Goleta. Continue all the way to a parking lot where the road ends. Meet at restrooms.

Did You Know?

The need for plants used in restoration projects loomed large for many years, but volunteers made it happen.

A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.