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Invasive Species Removal at McClellan Ranch Preserve: A Watershed Awareness Project
The Watershed Stewards Program's (WSP) mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality, scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome; minors under 18 require Watershed Stewards Program signed waiver and children under 12 require an accompanying adult unless prior approval is obtained from the workday supervisor. Groups may contact Melisa Cambron Perez for their own special program dates/hours. This is a rain or shine event!
What: Volunteers will help with habitat restoration work such as invasive plant removal and benefit from this work by
- Helping enhance the habitat for threatened species of Steelhead Trout
- Learning about and how to identify stream health
- Be introduced to habitat restoration techniques
- Learning about our local native plants
Where: Meet by the sundial near the main parking lot at McClellan Ranch Preserve, 22221 McClellan Road in Cupertino.
From the 101: Get on US-101 then take CA-85 S to Stevens Creek Blvd in Cupertino. Take the Stevens Creek Boulevard exit from CA-85 S and then follow Bubb Rd to McClellan Rd
From the 280: Follow I-280 to Foothill Blvd in Los Altos. Take the Foothill Expwy exit from I-280. Continue on Foothill Blvd. Drive to McClellan Rd in Cupertino.
Parking: Please park in the dirt field accessed from McClellan Road on the other side of the creek from the main park entrance.
- A water bottle (water and snacks will be provided at event)
- Dress for outdoor work (close-toed shoes, long pants, and layers) as work may involve exposure to poison oak and rain.
- Minors under 18 must bring a waiver form signed by a parent
- We provide gloves and tools
Training on the safe and proper use of tools will be provided on-the-job.
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We work to restore degraded habitats to promote healthier, more biologically diverse ecosystems, and use habitat restoration as a vehicle to educate and inspire adults and youth to understand and appreciate the natural world - both its beauty and the important services it provides.