Date(s) - February 18, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Acquiring property for public access and open space is only the beginning of the process to save land for future generations. Some lands are closed to the public to preserve them. It is the belief of Friends of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, that by remaining open to the public, the Preserve can serve as the much-needed connection to nature we all crave. But keeping it open and in a natural state means taking care of the land and its few improvements. No funds were given with the purchase of the Preserve for this, so this work needs to be done by volunteers.
Restoration activities and locations vary from month to month. The biggest job is to remove invasive, non-native plants so that the native vegetation can thrive and be enjoyed. Removing invasive plants encourages wildflowers to return from the seeds still in the soil. A thriving native habitat provides better forage and shelter for wildlife, so in addition to more wildflowers visitors get to see more wildlife.
Volunteer work days are held on the third Saturday of each month, from 9am to noon. The project and meeting place are announced by e-mail prior to each work day. Sign up by calling (805) 927-2856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also participate in mustard and radish removal efforts, which are held almost every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 8am to 10am. Enjoy good exercise and great scenery while doing good work.