Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMCost: Volunteer opportunity but registration required -- the online form is here.
Other Paperwork: You'll have to print and sign a Park volunteer waiver form, which you can find here. Volunteers under 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed. Group leaders have to fill out the waiver form and fill in the group list.
Contact Information: (415) 383-4390 or RedwoodCreek@parksconservancy.org
Running through the old growth redwoods of Muir Woods National Monument is a small stream called Redwood Creek. Although the creek is not large, it is nevertheless a battleground in efforts to preserve and restore habitat for the native coho salmon and steelhead trout, both endangered by the silting of the waterway due to human activity.
Volunteers will learn how to grow and care for native plants in the Park's nursery, and assist in planting and maintaining restoration sites designed to stabilize erosion areas near the creek. They're looking for Adults, (Educators or just regular folks, including seniors), and kids age 10 and older. Families and groups are welcome to participate, and younger kids should be accompanied by adult chaperones.
You don't need previous experience of any kind to volunteer, and training and tools will be provided. These chores include work where you'll get dirty, so bring sturdy long pants, close-toed shoes, and layers of clothing to keep warm or cool off. They also recommend that you bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
We won't comment on being a society where good people have to sign forms (see above) in order to volunteer! The Park Conservancy is just "doing what they have to do in the real world of today," so no criticism of them is intended by that comment!
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