FOREST OF NISENE MARKS TRAIL WORK DAY, JULY 17, 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.

GROUNDSWELL COASTAL ECOLOGY: SEABRIGHT COASTAL RESTORATION, July 18, 9 AM – 12:30 PM

“Come join your local community in coastal restoration at Seabright Beach. Help make our coast a better place and learn about coastal ecology. Activities vary by season: Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter, clearing invasive plants; Late Summer/Fall, native plant propagation; Fall/Winter, planting native plants. Every Monday!” More Info HERE.

WATSONVILLE WETLANDS WATCH: RESTORATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, July 23, 9 AM – NOON

“Restoration Saturdays, 4th Saturday of the month, 9 am to noon. Community members gather to help restore wetland habitat. The work includes planting native plants, removing exotic invasive plants, and helping in our native plant greenhouse. They work from 9am until 12 noon  and always make time for bird watching or a short hike around the wetlands. We supply the gloves, tools, and a snack. Meet at the Wetlands Educational Resource Center, 500 Harkins Slough Road.” For info contact Cara.

SC MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: FALL VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION, SEPT 10, 9 – 10:30 AM OR SEPT 15, 5:30 – 7 PM

“Interested in building community and connecting with nature? Join us for our fall Volunteer Orientation to get started. You’ll explore opportunities, learn about the Museum, and connect with fellow nature enthusiasts over snacks! Volunteers get access to special events, in-depth training and resources, and opportunities for growth and stewardship. From supporting our school group visits, gardening, helping with special events, collecting data out in nature, engaging with the public at community events, or enhancing our collection records, there are plenty of ways to get involved and volunteer with the Museum.” More about volunteering HERE.