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Habitat Restoration Work Day – February 22

SHARE/IMBA – Helping our partners the Laguna Canyon Foundation

Description

Come and join the Laguna Canyon Foundation on Saturday, February 22, from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm, as they build a loop trail, cast wildflower seeds, and plant native plants at the Big Bend Restoration Site. The LCF is reaching out to the mountain biking community since this is in a park that we enjoy while riding. The LCF needs a few hands to help us with the finishing touches of creating a park that is both a healthy habitat and an inviting place for local resident to come and relax. This restoration will entail the following activities: Digging 18” deep holes, planting 1-gallon plants, packing soil around plants, carrying mulch and supplies to planting sites, standing and kneeling repeatedly, hand-casting seed, tamping seed into the ground, trail construction, laying mulch over the trail,and various other activities related to planting seedlings.

Contact Person

Please contact Matthew Sutton, Restoration Coordinator for Laguna Canyon Foundation, to RSVP for this project. You can reach Matthew by phone at (310) 703-3341 or by email at Matt@Lagunacanyon.org.

Date and Time

February 22, 2014 at 9:00 am – 12:30pm. Please arrive 30 minutes early to accommodate our shuttling individuals from the parking lot to the restoration site.  We would like you to stay for the entire period to cut down on shuttling needs during the planting activity.

Location

Park at the Big Bend Staging Area off of Laguna Canyon Road, http://goo.gl/maps/sG13R . The Big Bend Staging Area is about a mile inland from the Laguna Beach coast. We will shuttle you from the staging area to the grassy field (our restoration site) located at 2875 Laguna Canyon Road (http://goo.gl/maps/dGxzg), which is about a quarter mile south of this parking area and on the opposite side of Laguna Canyon Road.

Requirements

Participants must be at least 15 years old. All minors must be accompanied by a parent. Participants must be physically fit and capable of an extended period of digging and bending down to place plants in the soil.

What to bring

Please wear boots or sturdy shoes, long-sleeved shirt, sturdy pants, clothing layers, gardening gloves, 32-ounce water bottle with water, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Other recommended items include work gloves, knee pads and a spade. If you have tools at home it would help us if you could bring a shovel, trowel, or metal rake (please see note below regarding tools request). The LCF will provide snacks and water.  We’ll provide tools and gloves but feel free to bring your own gear.

 

2014 SHARE Board

Congratulations to the 2014 SHARE Board

The 2014 Elections have been finalized and the results are completed:

  • Steve Larson, President
  • Paul Miller, Vise President
  • Ken Rands, Treasurer
  • Brad Larkins, Secretary

2014-SHARE-Board

From left to right: Paul, Steve, Ken and Brad

Steve Larson – President

SHARE President for the past two year, previously Steve has been also been the SHARE Secretary 3 years and has been a SHARE member over 10 years. Steve is a tireless contributor to improving trails and mountain biking throughout Orange County and was the key contributor in making the IMBA and SHARE partnership a reality. Steve and his wife Carolyn reside in Huntington Beach

Paul Miller – Vice President

Former SHARE President for 3 years and Vice President for 5 years and Park Representative for 8 years (Peters Canyon and Santiago Oaks Regional Park). Paul has been instrumental in increasing the visibility of SHARE in the MTB community and in the county parks. Paul can be seen navigating his single speed rigid mountain bike on father/daughter rides with Liberty.

Ken Rands – Treasurer

SHARE treasurer for the 6 years and SHARE member for 12, Ken also serves as the SHARE park representative for Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park where he was recognized as an outstanding volunteer by OC Parks in 2012. Ken can be seen nearly every weekend leading volunteers in trail work and supporting mountain bike events.

Brad Larkins – Secretary

SHARE Secretary for the past two year. Brad has been involved as SHARE park representative for both Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park and  Crystal Cove State Park an was awarded the Golden Poppy award by the State of California for being an outstanding volunteerism. Brad has authored SHARE’s  grants that has significantly contributed to the construction of new trails and habitat restoration in both county and state parks in Orange County. Brad and his wife Chris reside in Newport Beach.

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