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Habitat Restoration in West Marin (Martin Griffin Preserve)

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ORGANIZATION: Audubon Canyon Ranch

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Please RSVP through registration. Sign up for a particular shift unless you will be with a large group (6+). There is one shift available each month.

Lend a hand to steward Martin Griffin Preserve! You will have the opportunity to learn about the natural world, cultivate a relationship with the land, and contribute your skills and passion towards the protection of local plants and animals. Workdays focus on hand-pulling invasive plants, so this is a great activity for those who enjoy weeding in the garden.

People of all experience levels are encouraged to join. Youth volunteers must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also registered as a volunteer.

Please remember to bring the following items with you:

  • snack
  • water bottle
  • sunblock
  • long sleeved shirt and long pants (to protect your skin from thorns)
  • hiking shoes (or any shoe that is waterproof, durable, and has grippy soles for balancing on rough terrain)

Gloves and tools are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Cups for water and energy bars will be available as well.

Location and Transportation Notes

  • We will be meeting at Martin Griffin Preserve. The specific location may vary, so please use the coordinates we will provide in your sign-up email.

  • There is currently a bus stop at Martin Griffin Preserve via the West Marin Stage Coach. It is not commonly used, and bus drivers may disbelieve you about a stop even being there. The next closest bus stop is in Stinson Beach, which is 15 minutes away on a bike. The only road connecting Stinson Beach and Martin Griffin Preserve is Highway 1, which has no shoulder for most of the route and is not recommended for walking.

  • If you are driving over, make sure you have enough gas to make the drive home. The gas station in Bolinas is closed as of 2024, there is no gas station in Bolinas or Stinson Beach. The nearest gas station is in Point Reyes Station, 12.6 miles/25 minutes away.

  • Specific habitat restoration sites will vary from month to month, so please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.

Safety and Accessibility Notes

Work may include:

  • removing plants from soil
  • carrying bags of plants
  • hiking up to 3 total miles (usually less than 1)

We will be working off-trail. Terrain may be uneven, and some areas may be steep.

You are likely to encounter plants that are known to cause allergic reactions, such as Poison Oak and Stinging Nettle. We will avoid working in areas where these plants are especially abundant, and talk about how to notice these pIants before they touch you. There will be a plant expert available to help with identification.

If you have any accessibility concerns, please contact the event coordinator.

For your safety, stewardship workdays may be cancelled due to red flag days, high wind events, or other dangerous weather conditions. You will be notified by email if the workday you have registered for is cancelled.

Contact Information

Email: henry.inman@egret.org (best way to contact)

Phone: 415-868-9244 ext. 102

We welcome people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.

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habitat restoration, nature, stewardship, conservation, environment, plants, native plants, botany, science, gardening

4 Shifts

  • Sat Jun 15, 2024 - 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM PST - Spots available: 8
  • Sat Jul 20, 2024 - 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM PST - Spots available: 7
  • Sat Aug 17, 2024 - 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM PST - Spots available: 8
  • Sat Sep 14, 2024 - 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM PST - Spots available: 8
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About Audubon Canyon Ranch

Location:

4900 Highway One, Stinson Beach, CA 94970, US

Mission Statement

Audubon Canyon Ranch protects our natural and human communities through land preservation, nature education, and conservation science.

Description

Since 1962, Audubon Canyon Ranch has preserved over 4,000 acres in California's Marin and Sonoma Counties as wildlife sanctuaries and centers for education and research. Here, people learn principles of stewardship through environmental education, and scientists conduct research to increase understanding of these ecosystems. The organization's education, research, and habitat protection and restoration programs are made possible in large part thanks to the efforts of hundreds of community volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

4900 Shoreline Highway 1Stinson Beach, CA 94970

(37.9051,-122.646)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 hours
  • Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you're a group of over 6 people, please email us in advance! We may be able to arrange alternative shifts for large groups.

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