SC Mountains Trail Stewardship: Dig Day at Cotani- Coast Dairies National Monument, Oct 8, 9 am – 3 pm

“Love spending time outdoors and meeting cool people? Join SCMTS at our next Dig Day for a fun day volunteering on trails! Be sure to register sooner than later as these events “sell-out”. We do the prep work, so all you have to do is show up. At SCMTS Dig Days, we provide coffee, bagels, catered lunches, post-dig beverages, and a raffle for good measure. In addition, we provide tools, equipment, materials, and guidance to ensure you have a fun day out there. It’s okay if you’ve never done trail work before. We love accommodating new and returning volunteers—all experience levels are welcome at SCMTS events. Our events notoriously fill up quickly because we make a big difference while having fun, and we hope you’ll join us.” Sign up HERE!

FOREST OF NISENE MARKS TRAIL WORK DAY, Oct 16, 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, Oct 22, 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.