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Invasive Plant Removal Day
August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Help restore habitat for endangered Coho salmon by volunteering with SPAWN to remove invasive plants at one of our restoration project in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed, the most important habitat for the recovery of endangered Coho salmon on the central California coast.
We will meet at SPAWN headquarters (9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Lagunitas, CA) on Saturday, August 21 at 10am and then head to the Jewel restoration site together. We will provide gloves and tools. Please bring a lunch, a water bottle, and a hat, and dress for the sun. Closed-toed shoes are also recommended. Masks are not required if you are fully vaccinated.
Activities will include pulling and cutting back invasive plants, such as wild mustard, hemlock, and thistles on the site. It is important to remove invasive plants due to their impact on water quality, biodiversity, fish and habitat cover, and tree cover. Invasive plants spread quickly and create monocultures by displacing native plants. Insects have co-evolved with native plants, and because plants and insects form the base of the food web, invasive plants are a leading cause of native biodiversity loss.