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Habitat Restoration in Walnut Creek Open Space - Tuesdays

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Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 56 people are interested
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Protecting a new tree from being eaten by deer

We do habitat restoration at various locations in the WC Open Space. Our home base is Bayberry Pond in Lime Ridge North, but we work at 4-5 other locations in Lime Ridge and Shell Ridge.

There is an annual cycle to restoration work. We plant in the winter, weed and water in the spring and summer, propagate new plants and prepare the winter's planting sites in the fall. Generally, restoration uses the same skills as gardening; if it's not familiar, we'll teach you.

Minimum age is generally 14; there is no maximum age. You are the best judge of your abilities.

Directions and other details for each Tuesday's work are provided via email on Sunday evening.

We meet every Tuesday morning from 9-noon. There is no requirement to be there every week. You can come when the work suits you or it fits your schedule.

Plan to wear long pants and sturdy shoes or hiking boots, bring lightweight flexible gardening gloves and water if you want it. There are no bathrooms in the Open Space.

Vaccination required unless you have medical reasons. We bring masks, but once we spread out to work, we're far enough apart that we feel pretty safe.


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About Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation

Location:

PO Box 309, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, US

Mission Statement

The Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation works to preserve and enhance Walnut Creek's 2700 acres of open space and to educate area residents so that they can enjoy this wonderful resource.

Description

Our primary activity is doing habitat restoration in the Walnut Creek Open Space. We have ongoing projects at Bayberry Pond, Rock Oak, Indian Valley Pond, Deer Lake, and Fossil Hill. We do occasional work in other locations in the Open Space.

We also have a native plant nursery where we propagate many of the plants we use in our restoration projects.

When opportunities arise, we work to acquire additional open space lands.

Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locations in WC Open Space,most frequently Bayberry Pond in Lime RidgeWalnut Creek, CA 94598

(37.89618,-121.98144)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Returning volunteers are especially desired.
  • Interest in plants and the environment

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