Save Native Plant Habitat at Point Reyes with the Third Thursday Weeders

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 38.091600, -122.946040

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Dates & Times


Thursday, February 20, 2020


9:30 AM


3 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Event

Volunteer Event


Join the Marin Chapter California Native Plant Society's "Third Thursday Weeders" to spend a day at beautiful Point Reyes and help tackle agressive, introduced plants that threaten important plant habitat in Point Reyes National Seashore.

Please join us for our first 2020 volunteer workday on Thursday, February 20. We will target invasive iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) in the Lighthouse region north of Sir Francis Drake Blvd., where it is directly encroaching on our state-listed rare plant species, Point Reyes blennosperma (Blennosperma nanum var. robustum) and other native wildflowers.

The Weeders will meet at the Lighthouse parking lot at 9:30 am, work until 1 pm, and enjoy lunch on site afterwards, with a chance to check for whales and see if any early-season wildflowers are blooming.
(Directions from the Bear Valley Visitor Center to the Lighthouse.

Please plan for variable weather conditions, wear close-toed shoes and long pants, and bring extra warm and wind-stopping layers, at least two liters of water, snacks, and lunch. Tools and gloves will be provided.

For this workday to proceed, we need at least four confirmed volunteers to sign up by Wednesday, February 19. Please RSVP by emailing Ellen Hamingson before 4 pm on Wednesday, February 19, so that we can plan accordingly.

The Third Thursday Weeders meet on the third Thursday of most months 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. Be sure to check this page or contact us every month in the week prior to the workday for the latest details concerning where to meet.

If you are interested in helping restore habitat at Point Reyes, but can't participate on Thursdays, join us for Habitat Restoration Program workdays, which are held on either the second or last Sunday of the most months.

California Invasive Species Action Week
The 2020 California Invasive Species Action Week will be observed from Saturday, June 6, through Sunday, June 14, 2020. 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.

California Invasive Species Action Week Youth Art Contest
Kids, you can learn about an invasive species that threatens your favorite outdoor place, and enter the Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Say No to Nutria!" youth art contest. The deadline for entries was May 15, 2019, and 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:

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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Contact Information

Ellen Hamingson
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