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- Multiple Days: 03/13/2016, 04/10/2016, 05/08/2016, 06/12/2016, 08/28/2016, 09/25/2016, 10/23/2016, 12/11/2016 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 28, 2016. We will be removing highly invasive cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) from a drainage next to Pierce Ranch.
Our target is growing amidst prickly thimbleberry and stinging nettle so please come prepared with heavier layers to protect your arms and legs. No poison oak is present. Also please prepare for cool, foggy weather, even if it is warm and sunny at Bear Valley.
Meet at 9 am in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center. As always, please bring sturdy shoes, long-sleeved tops and long pants that can get dirty, extra warm/windproof layers. water, and lunch. We'll carpool or caravan to a parking lot near the work site, and then walk to the work area. Tools and gloves will be provided. We will work until 1 pm, and then have lunch on site. We may have the opportunity to hear tule elk bugling during our lunch break.
We need at least four confirmed participants to hold this workday. Please RSVP to Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 24, so that she can plan accordingly. Ellen will send a confirmation email Wednesday evening or Thursday morning to those who have responded, letting them know whether we'll proceed with the workday.
Please note: There will be no workday in November 2016 nor January 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!