Saturday, March 16, 2019
Doors Open: 10:00 AM
Program Starts: 10:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
The AMLT Native Stewardship Corps needs your help in the field to restore cultural landscapes in Año Nuevo State Park!
On March 16 Amah Mutsun Land Trust is seeking volunteers to join members of our Native Stewardship Corps in our work to restore coastal prairies. This will be an educational and challenging day in the field.
Prior to European colonization, the ancestors of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band managed coastal prairies with fire to maintain open landscapes and a diverse array of food, medicine, and crafting plants. Today, Amah Mutsun Land Trust is partnering with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to remove woody vegetation that is encroaching on coastal prairie. These efforts protect culturally significant native plants, reduce wildfire danger, increase biodiversity, and enhance habitat for threatened and endangered species.
Volunteers will be working off-trail, using hand saws and loppers to remove small Douglas fir trees. We will provide tools, but you will need gloves, sturdy shoes, and clothes that can get dirty, and you may be exposed to poison oak. Heavy rain will cancel the workday, but we will work through light rain.
This is an opportunity to learn first-hand about the indigenous stewardship approach of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust and see the landscape through a new lens.
Please help us spread the word about this event, and be sure to register so you can receive more detailed information about parking and work conditions as we get closer to the volunteer day.
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