Habitat Restoration: Broom Removal

December 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate the transition from fall to winter with a morning of hands-on stewardship on the Mt. Tam Watershed, home to the source of the majority of our water supply. The grassy meadows of the watershed, which are maintained by Marin Water, are home to sun-loving plants and animals and are hunting grounds for birds of prey. The fruits of our open canopy hardwoods – oak, bay and madrone trees – nourish abundant forest wildlife. Help us improve the oak woodland and grassland habitat near Phoenix Lake by removing invasive French broom. Uncover healthy plant communities that support a high diversity of wildlife, preparing them for success in the new year.

Registration is encouraged but not required for this family-friendly event. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and volunteers under 18 must bring a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. Tools, gloves, snacks and water are provided. Please dress for variable weather and bring a water bottle.

Meeting location is on the Phoenix Lake Dam. If driving, please arrive at Natalie Coffin Greene Park between 8:40 a.m. to 9 a.m. The gate will be open to allow volunteers to drive up the fire road and park next to the dam. Folks arriving after 9 a.m. or leaving before 12 p.m. will need to manage their own parking. Call 415-945-1128 after 7 a.m. the morning of the event for updates in case of extreme weather.

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