The expansive Cuyama River, near the Dick Smith Wilderness will be full of riparian wonder; wide, but with little water this time of year. We'll make base camp Saturday morning (optional), then head out day hiking along the river bed looking for invasive tamarisk plants. When found, we'll treat the bottom few inches of bark with herbicide, and move on to the next one.
It's easy work in a relatively flat area without a trail. We'll head back in the late afternoon to enjoy a delish community feast, toasty campfire and camp out under the starry night sky (optional).
The second day, we'll enjoy and excursion hike before working a few hours, heading out in the early afternoon for an early arrival home. This a great trip if you like to hike while helping the habitat be healthier.
Bring your Spirit of Adventure and basic camping gear!
Habitat Works Volunteers have been removing tamarisk on over 307 miles of watershed since 2003.
Sign up for this trip here:
- Outdoor Recreation
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 8 hours plus drive time
- if you are doing service hours, credit is given for drive time