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Big River Stewards Earth Day Restoration Weekend

Date:
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Time:
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
matt coleman
Email:
Phone:
707-962-0470
Address:
Mendocino Coast
Location Details:
Big River, Mendocino Coast

Volunteers Sought for Earth Day Weekend

Join the Big River Stewards program of the Mendocino Land Trust and the Mendocino Woodland Camp Association for a work weekend at Big River and the Mendocino Woodlands.

Come stay a night at the historic Mendocino Woodlands Camp in the redwoods and help with restoration projects at Big River. Complimentary lodging will be provided to volunteers in rustic private cabins at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp, a National Historic Landmark built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during theGreat Depression.
Check-in is Saturday, April 21st from 9:30 am-11am at the Mendocino Woodlands Camp One.
On the Saturday workday (11am-4pm) we’ll hike up to “Big Tree,” a remnant old-growth redwood tree, and work our way down the ridge to the river, restoring failed water bars and improving road drainage to reduce erosion as we go.
Over 80 miles of old logging roads remain on Big River since the Mendocino Land Trust organized the acquisition of the 7,334-acre former industrial logging property and turned it over to California State Parks. Many roads are actively eroding and contributing sediment to Big River, home to endangered Coho Salmon and threatened Steelhead Trout. Big River is listed as sediment-impaired by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
On Saturday night, a complimentary dinner will be served in the historic Camp One dining hall. A presentation by renowned nature photographer Taylor Lockwood entitled, "Chasing the Rain: My treasure hunt for the world’s most beautiful
mushrooms" will follow.
On Sunday, April 22nd, after a complimentary breakfast and check-out, volunteers will head to Big River Beach to remove non-native and invasive plants from this scenic beach located between the Big River estuary and the historic village of
Mendocino.
This project is funded in part by a grant by the California State Parks Foundation. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Big River Stewards Coordinator Matt Coleman at
707-962-0470 or e-mail mcoleman [at] mendocinolandtrust.org. Lodging is limited to 25 participants.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Mar 22, 2007 4:31PM
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