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Volunteer Outdoors in East Palo Alto: Beautify the Bay at Cooley Landing

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Cooley Landing Education Center

2100 Bay Rd

East Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Volunteer your time to help increase biodiversity at Cooley Landing!

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Join us for a morning of habitat restoration at Cooley Landing! Volunteers will help with the maintenance and installation of native plants in the park. Volunteers can expect to mulch, weed, water, and learn all about native California plants.

Waivers/Registration: All volunteers attending the workday must be registered individually and have approved the online waiver through this Eventbrite page. Youth under 18 must have their legal guardian approve the waiver on their behalf. Volunteers age 12 and under require an accompanying adult.

Parking: There are two small parking lots at Cooley Landing. There is a parking lot at the end of Bay Road near the Education Center, and a smaller parking lot closer to Ravenswood Preserve. No entrance or parking fees are required. A portion of the road down to Cooley Landing is unpaved with ongoing construction.

Bus: Take the 296 going North to Bay/Pulgas or the 280 going East to Bay/Pulgas. From the bus stop, it's a half mile walk down Bay Rd. to Cooley Landing.

Bike: There are spots to lock up your bike at the Education Center.

Meeting Space: We will meet at the Cooley Landing Education Center. Bathrooms, cell service, wifi, and water fountains are all accessible.

Prepare for Working Outdoors:

  • Face mask for COVID-19 safety
  • Reusable water bottle (filled with water)
  • Snacks, if desired
  • Long pants, long sleeves recommended
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes that can get dirty
  • Hat/sunscreen or rain gear/boots
  • Epi-Pen or allergy medicine, if applicable
  • Plan for potential exposure to sun, wind, and prickly plants

We will provide gloves and tools.

COVID-19 Safety

We feel it is especially important for people to connect with nature during these challenging times, and our staff will carefully adhere to the social distancing and safety protocols we have developed in compliance with public health guidelines. Safety is our number one priority for all of our volunteer programs! View our COVID-19 safety protocols here.

Event Cancellations:

We are committed to the safety of our staff and volunteers. In the event that we must cancel a workday due to extreme weather conditions or poor air quality, a Grassroots Ecology staff person will reach out via email no later than 5:00 PM the day prior to this event.

Join Us!

Grassroots Ecology encourages people from all identities and backgrounds to participate in our programs. Many of our programs are outdoors and involve moving and working in a variety of landscapes. If you have accessibility concerns (e.g. allergies, limited mobility, learning differences), our projects are flexible and we are happy to work with you. Please reach out to the workday facilitator so we can prepare for your participation.

Accessibility concerns? Questions? Cancellations? Email barbara@grassrootsecology.org

Voluntar Afuera en East Palo Alto: Embellecer la Bahía en Cooley Landing

¡Acompáñanos para una mañana de restauración ecológica en Cooley Landing! Voluntarios ayudarán a mantener e instalar plantas nativas en el parque. Voluntarios pueden anticiparse a instalar mantillas, remover malezas, irrigar, y aprender todo sobre plantas nativas de California!

Menores de edad y el formulario de exoneración de responsabilidad: Cada voluntario o voluntaria, menor de 18 años, debe tener un formulario de exoneración de responsabilidad (que se puede encontrar en la página de Eventbrite al inscribirse).

Dónde: Nos encontraremos en el Centro de Educación de Cooley Landing.

Parqueo: Hay dos estacionamientos en Cooley Landing. Hay un estacionamiento al final de Bay Road, cerca del Centro de Educación, y uno más pequeño cerca de Ravenswood Preserve. No es necesario pagar la entrada o el estacionamiento.

Autobús: Tome el 296 en dirección norte hacia Bay / Pulgas o el 280 en dirección este hacia Bay / Pulgas. De la parada, hay que caminar media milla por la calle Bay hasta llegar a Cooley Landing.

Bicicleta: Puede guardar su bicicleta cerca del Centro de Educación.

Prepárese:

  • Mascarilla para seguridad COVID-19j
  • Botella de agua reusable (llena de agua)
  • Botanas, si lo desea
  • Pantalones largos, se recomienda mangas largas.
  • Zapatos resistentes con punta cerrada que pueden ensuciarse
  • Gorra y protector solar o ropa de lluvia
  • Epi-Pen o medicamento para la alergia, si corresponde
  • Planifique la posible exposición al sol, el viento y las plantas espinosas.

Repartiremos guantes y herramientas.

Únete:

Todos y todas están invitados a participar en los programas de Grassroots Ecology sin importar su identidad. La mayoría de nuestros programas están afuera e incluyen caminar a través de diferentes territorios. Nuestros programas son flexibles y estaremos encantados de hacer cualquier acomodación especial para usted (ej. si usted tiene alergias, diferentes capacidades físicas o mentales, etc.). Por favor, mande un correo a la facilitadora para que podamos prepararnos bien.

¿Acomodaciones especiales? Preguntas? Cancelaciones? Mande un correo a: barbara@grassrootsecology.org.

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