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- Multiple Days: 01/29/2017, 02/12/2017, 03/12/2017, 04/09/2017, 05/14/2017 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, April 9, 2017, which will take place at the Abbotts Lagoon North Dunes. If you wish to participate, please be prepared to hike at least 1.5 mile each way, partly in sand, carrying your food, at least 2 liters of water, extra layers, and a shovel. More details about this workday will be provided here in late March or early April.
Meet at 9 am in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center to carpool and caravan to the Abbotts Lagoon trailhead, then hike 1.5 miles 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. 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, April 6 in order to hold this workday. Please RSVP to Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email by 4 pm on Thursday, April 6, 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 the weather worsens over the weekend, Ellen will update her outgoing voicemail, so please check it Saturday night or Sunday morning if you are uncertain about whether the workday will occur or not.
So long as we have four confirmed participants by 4 pm on Thursday, April 6, additional volunteers may attempt to sign up on Friday, March 10, by contacting Joey Negreann by email. Joey will be able to notify you whether the workday will occur or not.
Please note: There will be no workday in June or July 2017.
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 2016 California Invasive Species Action Week was observed from Saturday, June 4, through Sunday, June 12, 2016. 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. Kids, you can learn about an invasive species that threatens your favorite outdoor place, and enter the Department of Fish and Wildlife's "The Invader Files" 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!