Saturday, November 12
9:00 AM – 1 PM
Almaden Quicksilver Park
Throughout Santa Clara Valley non-native plant species are forcing out our native plants, in some cases drastically altering local ecosystems. Volunteers help us restore local habitat by removing these invasive species.
Be prepared to do some good, old fashioned work such as trail brushing, or removing common nonnative plants such as Yellow Star Thistle, Mustard Weed, Tree of Heaven, or Dittrichia. Volunteers meet at the Hacienda entrance parking lot, on Almaden Rd. just south of the community of New Almaden.
No special skills are required but the work may be moderately strenuous. Tools, work gloves and snacks are provided; please bring your own water bottle (we can refill your bottle but to eliminate waste we no longer provide bottled water). This is a rain or shine event: sturdy hiking shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirt and sun or rain protection are highly recommended.
Volunteers age 14-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the event. Volunteers age 16-17 may participate without parent/guardian supervision but only if they present a completed volunteer application including a parent or guardian's signature. Application forms as available at the event but the parent or guardian must be present to sign.