Volunteer with Sempervirens Fund on June 22nd

Lompico Volunteers Group Shot

Lompico Volunteer Workday 2016. Photo by Ann Blanchard.

Restore and Explore Sempervirens Fund’s Lompico Headwaters Property

Posted May 26, 2017
To help people experience the landscapes we protect together and play a role in their restoration, Sempervirens Fund is hosting a volunteer stewardship event on its property encompassing the redwood-forested headwaters of Lompico Creek. Volunteers will conduct vital invasive species removal to help restore the native woodland that defines this breathtaking and rugged 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 Thursday, June 22nd from 10:00 am-2:00 pm to take part in this important work and enjoy an exclusive look at the amazing forest of Lompico Headwaters.

Volunteer Event Details

  • To sign up: Please contact our Land Stewardship Associate, Ian Rowbotham, at irowbotham@sempervirens.org or (650) 949-1453 x208.
  • When: Thursday, June 22nd, 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 feel free to bring 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: We will meet at the Felton Fair Shopping Center before carpooling to the property.

Directions from Santa Cruz:
From CA-1 N/CA-17 S toward Santa Cruz/Half Moon Bay, take exit 442 toward Ocean Street/Beaches, and make a sharp right turn onto Ocean St (signs for Felton). Continue straight onto Graham Hill Rd, then follow for 5.5 miles into Felton and the shopping center will be on your right near the intersection of Mt. Hermon Road.

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 take exit 11A to merge onto CA-17 S toward Santa Cruz. Follow for 18.7 miles, then use exit 3 for Mount Hermon Road toward Felton/Big Basin. Continue on Mt Hermon Rd for 4.5 miles, the shopping center will be on your left at the intersection with Graham Hill Road.