Join us for our monthly drop-in volunteer workday as we focus on restoring the grasslands of Ring Mountain! Ring Mountain is home to numerous rare and endangered plants, but this habitat is being threatened by invasive species. Volunteer work may include invasive species removal, seed collecting, planting native plants, or other restoration activities. Educational components are included as we discuss the plants and animals that inhabit this unique place and explain how volunteer activities are having a positive impact. Drop-in days are held on the last Saturday of every month (except November and December). Volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling, and usually requires a short hike to the site. Dress in layers you can get dirty, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. Please bring gloves if you have them. Snacks and extra water will be provided. RSVP’s are appreciated but not required. Questions or to RSVP: Contact Ring Mountain Stewardship Coordinator Sarah Minnick at (415) 473-5058 or SMinnick@marincounty.org. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon. DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 101 in Corte Madera, take the exit for Tamalpais Dr east. Go straight onto San Clemente, which merges into Paradise Dr after 0.4 miles. Follow Paradise Dr approximately 1.7 miles, turn right onto Taylor Rd, and follow to end (dead end).
Park on Forest Ave, walk along Forest, downhill on Glen Road, then right on Creek Road, which leads to the work area. Wear boots and gloves, to weed. We will have some tools, but if you have a favorite trowel, please bring it. Call Sandy at 456-5052 for information.
College of Marin Ecology Study Area. Park on McAllister, walk to the end of Stadium Way and turn left along the bike path to the site. Wear boots and gloves, to weed and tend new plants. Call Charlie at 457-1147 for information.
Please stop in for a meal or a drink at Iron Springs (765 Center Blvd, Fairfax) on Tuesday, April 21. Iron Springs will donate 10% to Friends as part of their regular program to support local community organizations. The food and brews are delicious and you’ll be supporting Friends as well.