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- Multiple Days: 05/14/2017, 08/27/2017, 09/24/2017, 10/29/2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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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 (HRP) volunteer workday on Sunday, August 27, 2017, which will target patches of cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) in the drainage just north of the historic Pierce Ranch.
Meet at 9 am in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center. From there we'll carpool and caravan to the Tomales Point trailhead parking lot and walk 10 minutes to the work site. As always, please bring sturdy shoes, long-sleeved tops and long pants that can get dirty, extra warm/windproof layers, snacks, at least 2 liters of water, and lunch. Be prepared to work among prickly plants (stinging nettles and salmonberry.) Tools and gloves will be provided. We will work until 1 pm, and then have lunch on-site.
We need at least four volunteers to confirm their participation by 4 pm on Thursday, August 24 in order to hold this workday. Please RSVP to Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email so that she can plan accordingly. She will be in touch with those who respond if inclement weather or lack of participants forces cancellation of the workday.
If you are interested in helping restore habitat at Point Reyes, but can't participate on Sundays, join us for Third Thursday Weeders workdays, which are held on the third Thursdays of some months.
California Invasive Species Action Week
The 2017 California Invasive Species Action Week was observed from Saturday, June 3, through Sunday, June 11, 2017. 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 "Don't Let it Loose!" youth art contest. Winners will be 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!