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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, January 29, 2017.
The workday will target invasive cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) near the historic Pierce Ranch. Cape-ivy is thriving (and flowering) with our early rains, and we can use your help to keep it out of waterways, as it can be toxic to fish.
We need at least four confirmed participants to hold this workday. Please RSVP to Invasive Plant Stewardship Coordinator Cain Buckler by email by 3 pm on Thursday, January 26, so that he can plan accordingly. He will be in touch with those who respond if weather (or lack of participants) forces cancellation of the workday.
Meet at 9 am in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center to carpool and caravan to Tomales Point Trailhead. 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.
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!