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Habitat Restoration Work Day – February 22

Published on February 10, 2014 under Laguna Canyon Foundation

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.