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Redwood National and State Parks Host Volunteer Riparian Restoration Day
February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Redwood National and State Parks is pleased to announce that the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Program and Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife & Wetlands Restoration Association (PCFWWRA) are inviting the public to a volunteer day in Redwood National Park on Saturday, Feb. 6. from 10 am to 2 pm.
Volunteers are invited to plant trees, remove invasive plants and spread mulch at the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project site at 215 Hiltons Rd., just south of Orick, CA, in Redwood National Park. No experience is required and all ages are welcome. Wear work clothes and closed-toed shoes. Free morning snacks and a barbeque lunch will be provided. The volunteer day will occur rain or shine.
The Strawberry Creek Restoration Project is a collaboration of local private landowners; Redwood National Park; Humboldt County; Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association; California Department of Fish and Wildlife; California Wildlife Conservation Board; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; NOAA Fisheries; California Coastal Conservancy; California Conservation Corps; Caltrans; Humboldt Fish Action Council; and AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards.
The project goals are to return the full length of Strawberry Creek to a functional stream and riparian ecosystem to improve habitat conditions that will contribute to rebuilding salmonid populations in Strawberry Creek and the lower Redwood Creek watershed.
The volunteer day is a project of two Watershed Stewards Program members, Alejandra Camacho and Nicole Bejar. Ms. Camacho and Ms. Bejar are organizing the project and have facilitated donations for the snacks and lunch. Ms. Camacho states “I’m really looking forward to engaging the community members in the restoration of their local watershed. I also hope that this event will educate the community about the importance of environmental protection and conservation all while having a good time.” Ms. Behar says “Strawberry Creek provides critical habitat for salmon and trout so when volunteers come out and plant trees they are not only getting their hands dirty for the day, but ensuring the future presence of those fish in the area.”