Volunteer: Stream Team

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Seventeen volunteers planting vegetation along a stream to stabilize the stream bank to benefit native coho salmon and steelhead trout.
Volunteers plant vegetation along a stream to stabilize the stream bank to benefit native coho salmon and steelhead trout.

Overview

Stream Team is an opportunity to assist park staff and the Watershed Stewards Program in improving fish habitat for federally listed coho salmon and steelhead trout through streamside restoration in Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Watershed Stewards Program's (WSP) mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality, scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Duties

  • Plant native plants
  • Construct, remove and maintain fences along creek habitat
  • Remove non-native plants
  • Perform habitat monitoring

Skills, knowledge, experience

Ability to perform moderate physical labor.

Special requirements

Work may involve hiking over uneven terrain, bending, pulling, and lifting.

Proper field attire is required (close-toed shoes, long pants, and layers) as work may involve exposure to poison oak, ticks, temperature extremes, wind, rain, and fog.

Schedule and Time Commitment

The Stream Team is a drop-in program where volunteers commit to working one day at a time.

The next work day will be February 9, 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers should RSVP for more information to Stream Team coordinators Ayano and Teresa at 415-464-5206 or via email: Ayano/Teresa.

On the day of the event, we will meet at the Bear Valley Picnic Area )(across from the Bear Valley Visitor Center; please park in the gravel lot adjacent to the picnic area) at 9 am and carpool/caravan to the day's work site. Work sites are approximately 10–15 minutes away from the Visitor Center.

Training

Training on the safe and proper use of tools will be provided on-the-job.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Satisfaction in helping to enhance habitat for federally endangered and threatened species of coho salmon and steelhead trout
  • Knowledge of habitat restoration techniques

Group Type

Individuals and groups up to 20 people are welcome.

Minimum Age

All ages 6 and above are encouraged to attend, however, children under 14 will need adult supervision. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.

Accommodations

Housing and RV sites are unavailable.

Application and Contact Information

For more information, please contact either Ayano and Teresa at 415-464-5206 or via email: Ayano/Teresa.

 

Last updated: February 2, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
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