The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To transform 750 acres of the former Hamilton Army Airfield in the city of Novato to a diverse array of wetland and wildlife habitats.
The Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project is a joint effort between California Coastal Conservancy and the Army Corps of Engineers - SF District to restore 750 acres of the former Hamilton Army Airfield into diverse seasonal and tidal wetland as well as wildlife habitats for many native species. The site provides habitat for migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, fish, and other wildlife. In addition to wildlife benefits, tidal wetlands serve as natural sponges, absorbing and slowly releasing storm water. They also help to capture greenhouse gases, imiprove water quality, and provide open space for people to enjoy. The project site includes two wetland areas, a wildlife corridor, as well as a native plant nursery where all restoration stock is grown with the help of our mighty volunteers.