“As a coastal estuary and wetland system, the Watsonville Slough System is on the front lines of climate change. Projected sea level rise, increased storm strength, and changes in the climate are likely to threaten the Watsonville wetlands, and wildlife that depend on these wetlands, in a variety of ways. These wetlands are spread throughout the City of Watsonville, and support both an amazing greenbelt and a trail network for bicycling and walking. Help sow seeds & transplant plants for restoring native plant communities and wildlife habitats throughout this area. Wear old clothes, sunhat, and sunscreen. Garden gloves are provided. No training or garden experience is necessary. A fun and gratifying experience! Meet at 500 Harkins Slough Rd – the building on the top parking lot next to the basketball courts. No registration needed. More info contact Jose HERE
SC Mountains Trail Stewardship: National Trails Day, June 3, 9 am – 4 pm
Join us on Saturday, June 3, for our largest trail work event EVER – at 18 locations with 3 levels of difficulty – in honor of National Trails Day. Activities include: planting native plants, removing invasive species and trail maintenance. Then a big party together in DeLaveaga Park, for an afternoon of food, drink, and raffles! Participants will enjoy free Tacos El Chuy and Humble Sea beer, plus earn an entry into our National Trails Day raffle – full of amazing prizes from local businesses and established outdoor brands.” Partnering with Save Our Shores, Coastal Watershed Council, Wasonville Wetlands Watch, SC Museum of Natural History, State Parks and others! More info and sign up HERE. Sign up soon – several sites are full.
Forest Of Nisene Marks Trail Work Day, June 18, 9:30 AM – 2 PM, 2 – 4 Hour Shifts
“Join us for a trail work day in Nisene Marks SP! You’ll feel great to be of service and give back to the park we all love! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and comfortable shoes you can hike to work site in as well as work/garden gloves if you have them. Bring a bag lunch and water. State Parks will provide liability release and all tools needed. Past work days have included installing and removing seasonal bridges, cutting trees that have fallen across the trail, removing ivy, and brushing back overgrown trails. Wide range of jobs to fit everyone! 3rd Sunday of each month, 9:30 am, 2 – 4hr. shifts. Covid safe. Meet at 9:30am at the entrance kiosk, coffee and baked goods will be available!” Info HERE.