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CNPS-SCV (Lake Cunningham)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 508 people are interested
Silicon Valley Volunteers
Volunteers in a freshly mulched bed

Create wildlife habitat, help the environment, and beautify the park at the same time. The Lake Cunningham Native Garden is a volunteer-maintained area at the south shore of Lake Cunningham in San Jose. Tasks include weeding, mulching, planting, and watering. Workdays are Saturdays 8am to 10am. Volunteers are required to follow covid best practices: face covering, social distancing, no sharing of tools. Sign and bring the waiver form at the Forms link below.

Forms: http://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/forms
Directions: http://lakecunninghamnativegarden.org/directions

RSVP via Meetup (not volunteermatch) for chosen date & event:

The setting is outdoors with a view of the lake, the garden, and wildlife. In 2017-19, volunteers planted ~100 native trees along Inner Lake Path from the Native Garden to the Marina. Join us and make a difference!

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About CNPS-SCV (Lake Cunningham)


2927 Glen Craig Court, San Jose, CA 95148, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to preserve and enhance the environment at Lake Cunningham Regional Park in San Jose, California by removing invasive plants and planting California native wildflowers, perennials, and shrubs; 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.


Since 2002, community volunteers have been working to establish a California Native Garden in a 2-acre area at Lake Cunningham Regional Park in San Jose, California in cooperation with park staff.

Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


2305 S White RoadSan Jose, CA 95148



  • Environmental Education
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • 2 hours/workday
  • Waiver form. Prior experience not required.

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