Dear SC-M RPCVs, On Saturday Oct. 12th, we’ll join the Coastal Watershed Council’s monthly River Health Day from 9:30 to about noon. With the guidance of CWC staff, we will be watering recently planted native plants and/or removing invasive plants along the banks of the San Lorenzo River as part of the plan to revitalize the river ecosystem. From 12 - 12:30 we’ll learn more about the CWC’s mission, briefly discuss future RPCV activities, and hopefully welcome members of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies Return Peace Corps club. Around 12:30 we’ll mingle & chat over pizza, salads, beer, wine, and soft drinks till around 2PM. Families are welcome. You and your family can join at any point, e.g., it is OK to do just the food & drinks or just part of the volunteer activity.
The volunteer event take places on the east bank of the San Lorenzo River downstream of the Soquel Avenue Bridge. We will meet along the Santa Cruz River-walk, just look for a blue table! Walking or biking to the event is highly recommended as there is limited parking in the area. Parking is available in the CWC parking lot (107 Dakota Ave.) or behind the Royal Taj India Cuisine restaurant (270 Soquel Ave.); from either parking location you can then easily walk to the meeting location along the River-walk.
Gloves, tools and light refreshments are provided. Please dress in comfortable gardening clothes, include long pants, socks, sturdy closed-toe shoes, bring layers, sun protection and a reusable water bottle.