Restore and Explore Sempervirens Fund’s Lompico Headwaters Property, June 22, 10 am – 2 pm

To help people experience the landscapes we protect together and play a role in their restoration, Sempervirens Fund is hosting a volunteer stewardship event on its property encompassing the redwood-forested headwaters of Lompico Creek. Volunteers will conduct vital invasive species removal to help restore the native woodland that defines this breathtaking and rugged area.  To sign up: Please contact our Land Stewardship Associate, Ian Rowbotham, at irowbotham@sempervirens.org or (650) 949-1453 x208.

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Restore Habitat in the Watsonville Wetlands, June 24, 9 am – noon

We invite you to help restore wetland habitat by planting native plants and removing exotic invasive plants as part of our monthly community work day. We will work from 9 a.m. to noon, and we always make time for birding or a short hike around the wetlands. We supply the gloves, tools, and a snack. Meet at our Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (map/directions). If you have questions, please contact Mary Paul at mary@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org or 831-566-4938. Click for a more detailed description of the event.

Cleanup Cowells Project, June 25,  9 – 11:00 am

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Do you love a clean beach? Save Our Shores’ bi-monthly Cleanup Cowells Project is the brainchild of our Sanctuary Steward extraordinaire, Haley Mander. Start your Sunday off with an old fashioned beach cleanup.


Santa Cruz Mission Summer Archaeology Project, Mondays, June 26 to August 21, 10 am – 2 pm

Join Santa Clara University in partnership with California State Parks in gaining hands on experience in treatment and identifying archeological artifacts. Volunteers are needed to sort and process artifacts from the 2-year archaeological excavation at the Mission Santa Clara, conducted by Santa Clara University. Volunteers will receive formal lab training and will gain a clear understanding of California Mission life, based upon this latest research. Lab work will occur at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. For more info, contact Erik Hylkema with the Mission Santa Cruz State Historic Park (831) 425-5849 or email erik.hylkema@parks.ca.gov .