ECO: Weed Warriors

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ORGANIZATION: UC San Diego Natural Reserve System



Increase biodiversity at the Scripps Coastal Reserve by clearing invasive plants so native plants and animals have space to thrive. There are federally listed endangered birds and a diverse native plant community on the reserve. Your support will promote their survival. Native plants are naturally deep rooted and protect the fragile coastline from erosion and cliff collapse.

Weed Warrior volunteers clear invasive plants at Scripps Coastal Reserve. The work is physical - it involves walking on dirt paths, bending over, digging weeds, cutting back light brush, hauling bags of plant debris. Volunteers will work as a group and have lots of fun working together.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Attire: Closed-toe shoes are required (you can not enter the reserve otherwise). Wearing long pants, long sleeves, and a sun hat is recommended. You may get dirty! This opportunity takes place outdoors with little or no shade.

Bring: Water and sunscreen. There is no water fountain at this volunteer opportunity. All tools that are needed are provided. Gloves are provided but limited sizes are available. Many people bring their own gardening gloves so they know they fit properly and are comfortable.

Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, lifting up to 10 pounds, digging weeds, and cutting brush. Unfortunately the space where this project takes place is not wheelchair accessible and accommodations are not able to be made for individuals with physical limitations.

Waiver: ALL volunteers MUST fill out this waiver for the University of California to be at the Scripps Coastal Reserve. Please sign it and bring it with you if possible.

Weather: If the project is canceled due to inclement weather, volunteers will be notified via email.

Note: Please arrive on time or early for this project. The gate is locked once the volunteer opportunity starts. There is no restroom available at this location.

There are two ways to be checked in and get credit for your hours: 1) Download the HandsOn Connect app to your phone to electronically sign the HOSD waiver and check in at this volunteer opportunity. The HandsOn Connect App can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play. 2) Read the HandsOn San Diego waiver and sign the printed sheet next to your name.

About the UC San Diego Natural Reserve System

The mission of the Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding and wise management of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.

This volunteer opportunity is hosted in partnership with California Climate Action Corps, a program of California Volunteers, Office of the Governor.

By registering for this opportunity, you are agreeing to stay connected with future Climate Action events through California Volunteers and the Climate Action Corps. If you do not consent, please email info@handsonsandiego.org to opt-out.



9 Shifts
Available spots are approximations

Some shifts have expired
  • Fri Jun 21, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri Jun 28, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri Jul 05, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri Jul 12, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri Jul 19, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri Jul 26, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri Jun 14, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri Jun 07, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 2
    San Diego CA 92037 US
  • Fri May 31, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92037 US
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About UC San Diego Natural Reserve System

Location:

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92103, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Natural Reserve System is to contribute to the understanding and wise stewardship of the Earth and its natural systems by supporting university-level teaching, research, and public service at protected natural areas throughout California.

Description

We need Weed Warriors! We protect an area of natural habitat along the coast in La Jolla. Because the area has a history of human disturbance, there are a lot of invasive plants - weeds - that outcompete native plants. The best way to help the native plants thrive is to weed out the invasive species by hand. We have a jovial group that does invasive plant management (weeding) every Friday morning.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Environment
Animals, Community, Environment

WHEN

Fri May 31, 2024 - Fri Jul 26, 2024
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This opportunity has 9 shifts

WHERE

San Diego, CA 92037

(32.82833,-117.25585)
 

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