The California Native Garden in Lake Cunningham Regional Park, 2305 S. White Rd, San Jose, welcomes volunteers to help with invasive plant removal, mulching, planting, and watering. Workdays are Sat & Sun, 9am to 12noon, by appointment. Suitable for all who enjoy physical activity and being outdoors with a view of the lake, the garden, and wildlife. Excellent activity for high school groups or individuals looking for community service volunteer hours.
Volunteers are welcome by appointment. To volunteer, respond to this listing via the "I want to help!" button above. Please specify which date(s) you wish to come and how many people in your group (1 if you are an individual).To view available workdays, visit the calendar at http://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/calendar/; any Saturday or Sunday that is not already reserved is available for reservation.
For directions, visit: http://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/directions/
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Mission Statement: The California Native Garden project aims to control invasive plants in a 1.5-acre area and beautify it with California native wildflowers, perennials, shrubs, and trees; to provide summer shade through native tree planting; to encourage community participation and ownership; to create a sustainable, low-maintenance landscape; to enhance nature-based recreation; to create habitat for birds and wildlife.
- Environmental Education
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- 3 hours/workday
- Prior mulching or gardening experience is helpful but not required; training is provided.