Save Native Plant Habitat at Point Reyes with the Third Thursday Weeders
Location: LAT/LONG: 38.091600, -122.946040
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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.
Please email Lorraine Parsons in advance to RSVP for the July 18 workday. We will meet at the interpretative pullout just past the North District Operations Center (aka NDOC) at 9:30 a.m. to work on removing European searocket from the newly restored dunes near Abbotts Lagoon. For this workday to proceed, we need to have at least four confirmed participants by 4 pm on Wednesday, July 17. Lorraine will send a follow-up email Wednesday afternoon to those who sign up confirming whether or not the workday will occur. If you sign up and then have to cancel on Thursday, please send Lorraine an email by 8 am on Thursday, July 18. The Weeders will meet at the interpretative pullout near NDOC (Map) at 9:30 am, work until 1 pm, and enjoy lunch on site afterwards. Please plan for variable weather conditions, wear close-toed shoes and long pants, and bring at least two liters of water, snacks, and lunch.
Please email Ellen Hamingson to RSVP for the August 15 workday and for more details and to get directions to the meeting place. The Weeders meet near the work site at 9:30 am and work until 1 pm, followed by lunch on-site.
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, or Yoga and Dune Restoration workdays held monthly on variable days. Please check the park's website for upcoming dates, including one on Saturday, June 29.
California Invasive Species Action Week
The 2019 California Invasive Species Action Week was observed from Saturday, June 1, through Sunday, June 9, 2019. 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: www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Invasives/Action-Week.
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 InformationEllen Hamingson