RPCVs, grab your leather gardening gloves, those old shoes you use just for getting down and dirty, and a big water bottle. On Saturday, May 14th we get to work with Watsonville Wetlands Watch staff doing important stuff to improve coastal wetlands. We’ll work from 9 to noon, after which we’ll go together to a nearby park for lunch.
Our focus will be on improving the trail system around the Watsonville Sloughs. Tasks will include the removal of invasive species, improving trail surfaces, pruning trees and shrubs, fixing retaining walls or benches, removing fence remnants, watering native plants, and trash pickup. Tools will be provided. Exactly what we tackle depends, in part, on how many sign up. We’ll be working along Struve Slough, between Hope Park and Main St. The meeting site will be sent nearer the date. Carpooling is encouraged.
NOTE: We've decided to go to the El Michoacano Restaurant on Freedom Blvd in Watsonville instead of having a picnic lunch.
Families are definitely welcome! There is no minimum age as long as there is an adult to directly supervise younger children. It would be a good experience for young helpers, though you might want to start a little later so they (and you) will still have the energy to join us for lunch afterwards.
Questions, contact John Bost at email@example.com