Monthly Volunteer Recap: March Workday Successes! | Cal Parks

Monthly Volunteer Recap: March Workday Successes!

March brought together 100 incredible volunteers to take on 7 workday projects that will enhance park experiences for visitors, help preserve and honor historical sites, and protect nature and wildlife. These hard-working individuals gave 334 hours of service to state parks all over California. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who continue to make our state parks a special place for all!  

March Impacts:  

6,484 square feet of invasive species removed, 838 native plants planted, 2 miles of trails restored.

“Great experience, excellent opportunity to serve the local community by volunteering through California State Parks Foundation.” - Volunteer, Candlestick Point State Recreation Area  

Enhancing park experiences at Rio de Los Angeles State Park 

Volunteers after a workday at Rio de Los Angeles State Park

16 volunteers joined our workday at Rio de Los Angeles State Park on Saturday, March 5. Volunteers removed 1,605 square feet of invasive species around the Butterfly Garden. This garden offers the opportunity for the community to connect with native plants. The volunteers also painted signs for the storage container to help enhance the beauty of the park and the experience for visitors.  

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Honoring history and culture at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area 

Volunteers at Folsom State Recreation Area.

7 volunteers joined our workday at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area on Friday, March 18. Volunteers removed unsanctioned trails and bike jumps from a preserved century-old olive orchard. The creation of these trails and bike jumps harms the natural and cultural resources around the area. Their efforts will help ensure the orchard continues to thrive by reducing unwanted foot and bicycle traffic.  

Click here to join our next workday at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area! 

 

Protecting wildlife and nature at Fort Ord Dunes State Park 

Volunteers listening to park staff at Fort Ord Dunes State Park

20 volunteers joined our Fort Ord Dunes State Park workday on Saturday, March 19. Volunteers removed 1,000 square feet of invasive species such as ice plant and mustard. To help restore the native vegetation of the park, volunteers planted 400 native plants including sea cliff, buckwheat, lizard tail, branching phacelia, and California coffeeberry. Native plants provide habitat for the Smith’s blue butterfly and California legless lizards.  
 
Click here to join our next workday at Fort Ord Dunes State Park! 

 

Are you ready to join a community of park volunteers? Check out our calendar to see what workdays are around your area: volunteer.calparks.org