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Alum Rock Park15350 Penitencia Creek RdSan Jose, CA 95127
Volunteers at the Todd Quick Restoration
Our newest restoration site at the top of Alum Rock Park


Make Alum Rock Park even better for humans and wildlife alike. Restore habitat by removing invasives and planting natives every Monday morning 9am to noon.

Alum Rock Park, founded in 1872, was the very first municipal park in the state of California. Since the park has never been used as rangeland, it is still home to many species of native plants that have been lost from other parts of San Jose. Slopes and riparian areas provide many different microclimates and host a wide range of plant species that make this park especially deserving of conservation efforts.

A group of neighborhood volunteers meets to remove invasive species like yellow star thistle. With your help, we can eradicate this invasive plant from the park. Anyone who enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and giving nature a helping hand can help. Training in weed identification and removal is provided.

We work Mondays . We meet at the end of the parking lot just past the YSI at 9am and we'll carpool in from there. It's important to arrive on time.

See some photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/sailinsteve/albums/72157638919695296


  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • 3 hours
  • Everyone needs to sign a waver for the city. Minors need their parents to sign.

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