Celebrate Earth Day 2017

Photo Credit: Ian Rowbotham

Earth Day 2017 Event – Photo Credit: Ian Rowbotham

Sempervirens Fund hosts 2nd Annual Earth Day Restoration Event at San Vicente Redwoods

Posted April 28, 2017

Thanks to the incredible efforts of our volunteers, we pulled thousands of the invasive plant French broom on our San Vicente Redwoods property. The 14 dedicated volunteers gave their time conducting vital removal efforts of non-native plants, and got an exciting look at the San Vicente Redwoods property and Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument prior to their opening to public access. Stay tuned for information on upcoming restoration events, and we look forward to continuing our work to protect the diverse habitats of the Santa Cruz Mountains!

Photo Credit: Ian Rowbotham

Volunteers pose with pulled French broom – Photo Credit: Ian Rowbotham

Posted March 28, 2017

Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to take action to protect the environment, and there’s no better way to do this than to get outside and help restore native habitats. Sempervirens Fund is hosting a volunteer restoration event on its 8,532 acre San Vicente Redwoods property adjacent to the newly designated Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument. This property is a hub for wildlife, and is part of over 17,000 acres of connected, conservation land. Volunteers will conduct vital invasive species removal to help restore the diverse grassland and woodland habitats that define this area.

Invasive species compete for space, light, water, and nutrients with native species, and can completely alter natural habitats and communities. In addition to pushing out native plants and vegetation, in many cases they present fire risks and also reduce available food sources for native insects, birds, and mammals. Sempervirens Fund works hard to eliminate these non-native invaders and revitalize the landscape, and your help is critical in accomplishing this.

Join Sempervirens Fund on Sunday, April 23rd from 10:00am-2:00pm to take part in this important work and enjoy an amazing look at the National Monument and San Vicente Redwoods prior to their future opening for public access.

Volunteer Event Details

To sign up: Please contact our Land Stewardship Associate, Ian Rowbotham, at irowbotham@sempervirens.org or (650) 949-1453 x208.

When: Sunday, April 23rd, 10am-2pm

Activities: Participants will pull invasive weeds by hand or using basic hand tools. Work will be moderately strenuous, and may take place on sloped and uneven terrain. All tools, gloves, and gear will be provided by Sempervirens, but if you have your own equipment we suggest bringing it along. We recommend wearing long sleeves, pants, and durable hiking shoes. Snacks and beverages will be provided, but a bag lunch is recommended.

Minimum age: 15

Where: Dirt parking lot across from Whale City Bakery in Davenport.

Directions from Santa Cruz:

From CA-17 S: From CA-17 S, keep right to continue on CA-1 N. In 1.1 miles, use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto CA-1 N/Mission St. Continue on this road for 10.7 miles, and the parking lot will be on the left.

From Felton: From Hwy 9 turn onto Felton Empire Rd, and continue for 3.7 miles. Take a slight left onto Ice Cream Grade, and go 2.6 miles before turning left onto Pine Flat Rd. Continue 1.6 miles, merge onto Bonny Doon Road, and in 1.6 miles turn right onto CA-1 N. The parking lot will be on the left in 1.1 miles.

Directions from Los Altos:

From I-280 South, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 12 to merge onto CA-85 S toward Gilroy. Continue 7.7 miles, and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 11A to merge onto CA-17 S towards Santa Cruz. Stay on CA-17 S for 22.3 miles, then keep right to continue on CA-1 N. In 1.1 miles, use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto CA-1 N/Mission St. Continue on this road for 10.7 miles, and the parking lot will be on the left.


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