FOREST OF NISENE MARKS TRAIL WORK DAY, FEB 19, 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.

Watsonville Wetlands Watch: Restoration Volunteer Opportunities, Feb 25, 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.

Groundswell Coastal Ecology: Pilkington Creek Community Restoration Day, Feb 26, 10 am – 1 pm

“A dedicated group of volunteer land stewards is working to replace invasive plants with a glorious diversity of native plants. These plants provide structural habitat as well as produce nectar, berries, seeds that support many species of animals. Come join your local community in restoring this riparian woodland to native habitat. Help make this a refuge for birds and pollinators and learn about stream ecology. Meet at Tyrrell Park (by the Museum of Natural History), 1305 E Cliff Dr.” More INFO.