Elkhorn Slough: First Friday Clean-Ups, Oct 6, 10 am – Noon

“I am reaching out in efforts to recruit more volunteers for our First Friday Clean-Ups. A couple of volunteers and I have been hitting the El Chamisal Property hard and getting tons of plastic, PVC pipes, and other trash out. It’s been quite impressive what we’ve been able to get out in the last couple of weeks. We’ve also enjoyed a beautiful hike, great conversations, and hopeful visions for the future of that property.” El Chamisal Property, 70 Blohm Road, Watsonville. To sign up email Juan Ramirez: Juan@elkhornslough.org

S C Museum Of Natural History: Saturdays In The Soil, Oct 21, 10 am – Noon

“It’s time to get your hands dirty at our monthly volunteer program in our native plant garden. Learn about local ecology, native plants, and sustainable gardening while coming together as a community (in a physically distanced manner) to steward Tyrrell Park through the City’s Adopt-A-Park program. This native plant garden requires general landscaping, occasional watering, weeding, and replanting. All ages are welcome; children under 14 require adult supervision. Please follow current state and local guidelines for covid safety at the time of the program. Every third Saturday at the SC Museum of Natural History.”  RSVPs are required. Email volunteer@santacruzmuseum.org to express interest. More info HERE.