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Byrne Brigade: Habitat Restoration at Byrne Preserve

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Byrne Preserve by Westwind Community Barn

27210 Altamont Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

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BYRNE BRIGADE

Help us restore our ecosystem and provide habitat for wildlife at Byrne Preserve!

Byrne Preserve is a sprawling 88 acre preserve used by hikers, horseback riders, and wildlife in Los Altos Hills. On a clear day this picturesque landscape has views of both San Francisco and the East Bay! A diverse native bird, insect, and mammal population call Byrne home, making this an especially important area to restore. A herd of domesticated horses roam throughout the preserve by day, tucking in for the night at the adjacent Westwind Community Barn. Moody Creek and one of its tributary streams run through the middle of the preserve, linking this piece of land with Hidden Villa.

During our 2.5 hour workday, Grassroots Ecology staff look forward to learning about the history of the preserve, exploring future possible uses, and most importantly working to improve this once degraded horse pasture to a diverse, well-balanced ecosystem. Thank you so much for volunteering your time with us!


Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome; minors under 18 require a parent to approve the online waiver when registering for this event. Groups can contact Valerie Lee at Valerie@grassrootsecology.org for their own special program dates/hours.

What: Help us restore the local ecosystem, to ensure future use by all! Volunteers will help with planting native plant species, removal of non-native species, and learn about common restoration techniques.

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Westwind Community Barn (nearest address is 27210 Altamont Rd in Los Altos Hills) is the adjacent property to Byrne Preserve; feel free to use this address to navigate to the workday. Park on the dirt lot in front of the Preserve along Altamont Rd, or down the driveway, in the Westwind Community Barn dirt lot.

Down the driveway, look for a 3' tall chalkboard denoting "Byrne Brigade with Grassroots Ecology" leaning against the green horse gate, enter the Preserve through the gate, and meet staff members next to a brown shed on your left.

What to wear/bring: Please wear long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes. Bring a hat/sun screen as well as a reusable water bottle. We provide gloves and tools for use by volunteers.

If after you have registered, you find you cannot attend, or would like to register a party of 3 or more please email valerie@grassrootsecology.org.

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Byrne Preserve by Westwind Community Barn

27210 Altamont Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

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