The North Coast Redwoods District of California State Parks and the Tolowa Dunes Stewards need your help! We will be removing invasive non-native European beachgrass at Big Dune in Tolowa Dunes State Park from 12pm-4pm. This remote and peaceful area is especially beautiful and fun! You'll meet a dedicated group of volunteers, learn about native plants and animals, and talk about how this project promotes climate change resiliency and supports endangered species. Please meet at the Lake Earl Wildlife Information Center located at 2591 Old Mill Road in Crescent City.
Bring lunch, water, and dress for the weather (hats and layers). Binoculars are good too, if you have them! Bring your mask just in case; we will be social distancing. We provide the tools and gloves.
Work locations are about 1 mile hike from the trailhead. Please arrive a few minutes early to complete paperwork. All ages welcome. Heavy winds or rain will cancel the event.
Next to habitat loss, invasive non-native species are the greatest threat to maintaining natural diversity. Non-native plants, animals, and pathogens harm the native ecosystem by competing with and displacing native species, accelerating erosion, increasing fire hazards, altering hydrologic conditions, reducing recreational activities and causing disease and mortality to plants and wildlife. California State Parks’ resource management program actively removes and controls invasive non-native species and re-establishes indigenous native species. In these and other resource management projects, State Parks often relies upon the dedicated work of volunteers. We hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact Katrina Henderson, email@example.com or (707) 677-3109.