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Earth Day Weekend on the Mendo Coast (lodging provided)
Date Saturday April 26
Time 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Big River and Mendocino Woodlands State Park
Event Type Other
Organizer/Authormatt coleman
Volunteers Sought for Earth Day Weekend (April 26th and 27th)

Join the Big River Stewards program of the Mendocino Land Trust and the Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association for a work weekend at Big River and the Mendocino Woodlands on April 26th and 27th

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, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.

In 2002, the Mendocino Land Trust organized the acquisition of the 7,334-acre former industrial logging property and turned it over to California State Parks. Big River, home to endangered Coho Salmon and threatened Steelhead Trout, is also one of the longest undeveloped estuaries in Northern California. Since then, the Big River Stewards have been working to remove invasive plants (323 hours in 2007), control erosion (175 hours in 2007) and monitor avian and aquatic resources (847 hours in 2007).

On the Saturday workday (11am-4pm) we’ll remove invasive English Ivy from a mature stand of redwoods bordering Big River.

On Saturday night, a complimentary dinner will be served in the historic Camp One dining hall. Sponsors include Corners of the Mouth Natural Foods, Harvest Market and Frey Organic Vineyards.

On Sunday, April 27th, volunteers will head to Big River Beach to remove invasive Ammophila (or European Beach Grass) from this scenic beach located between the Big River estuary and the historic village of Mendocino.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Big River Stewards Coordinator Matt Coleman at 707-962-0470 or e-mail mcoleman [at] Lodging is limited to 25 participants.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 15th, 2008 12:39 PM
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