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COVID FRIENDLY Historic Orchard Workday 9:00-11:30am

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Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

Spring in the Orchard


Minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old. Chaperones are required age 15 and under.

Our Historic Orchard has been going through the process of preparing it for new trees. An orchards typical life is about 20-25 years, and the current orchard was planted in 1994 (26 years ago!).

The trees were not producing any longer and suffering from disease and parasites. We have removed a number of trees to make way for varieties that will be better adapted for our current and future climate. (Don't worry, we are keeping a few of the remaining trees because they are healthy).

Limited to 15 people, we are looking for volunteers to help us with the revitalization of the orchard. These workdays will focus on litter removal in and around the orchard, pulling and removal of weeds, minor repairs to infrastructure as needed, and generalized care and maintenance of the orchard itself. We will meet at the picnic area. We know many are anxious to help our parks these days, please join us as we practice safe measures of volunteerism.

Air quality projected to be "unhealthy for sensitive groups" or rain cancels the event.

We will be adhering to County Public Health recommendations, which includes:

  • You must bring and wear a face mask at all times during the volunteer event. If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason this event will not be a good fit for you.
  • Social distancing (6 feet apart) is required unless volunteers are from the same household.

In addition, please note that:

  • You must bring your own work gloves suitable for working in a garden, we are unable to provide any. Leather gloves are highly recommended!
  • Please bring a full water bottle (the water fountain will be unavailable).
  • The restrooms will not be available for use.

Volunteers are asked to arrive by 9:00am for a contact-less sign-in, workday instructions will follow. We will be providing some tools, but if you have hand pruners and/or loppers to bring, even better! The work will begin at 9:00am running through 11:30am, or when it gets to be too hot (seasonal). School groups or corporate teams must contact the volunteer coordinator to schedule events. Ticket limit is 3.

Minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old. Chaperones are required age 15 and under.

Air quality projected to be "unhealthy for sensitive groups" or rain cancels the event.


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About Guadalupe River Park Conservancy


438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110, US

Mission Statement

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy provides community leadership for the development and active use of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens through education, advocacy and stewardship.


We are a community advocacy group for the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens dedicated to the completion of the River Park and Gardens as well as maintaining the park and providing educational opportunities.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


412 Seymour Street(Seymour and Walnut Streets)San Jose, CA 95110



  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 11
  • 9:00-11:30A; arrive by 9:00am for contact-less sign-in
  • Face masks, social distancing; Volunteers age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an actively volunteering adult.

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