9:00 AM to 12:00 PMFrancis Beach in Half Moon Bay
Come pitch in at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay! Enjoy fresh air, good exercise, and a spectacular setting including scenic views of the bay, beach, dunes, and mountains.
Projects focus on removing invasive, non-native plants. Nonnative species are the second largest threat to biodiversity next to direct habitat destruction. In San Mateo County, the coastal scrub plant community has been significantly reduced by agriculture and development. Restoration creates habitat for the native plant species that are at the base of the food chain for coastal wildlife.
Invasive plants are removed by hand or with the use of short-and long-handled gardening tools such as hoes or shovels. Volunteers must be prepared for the following physical activities:
* Bending and squatting at least once a minute for project duration
* Lifting and carrying bundles of vegetation up to 20 lbs
BRING: Long-sleeve shirt and long pants that can get dirty, warm layers, closed toed shoes, refillable water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join!