San Francisco

Golden Gate Parks Conservancy
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Team Leaders: Richard Helzberg, ’65 and Mitoshi Fujio-White, ’07  

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Who: We will be volunteering with the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy. Their mission is to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the park visitor experience, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future.

What: We will be working on habitat restoration in the Presidio. Volunteers will help enhance rare native plant habitat and maintain important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. The Presidio is home to 20 rare plant species, including five protected by the Endangered Species Act. Participating in habitat restoration by removing invasive species and re-vegetating with native plants is the most proactive way to help conserve this landscape.  Restoration activities change with the seasons. Come learn about local plants and animals and be a habitat hero!

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m.

Where: Meet at Mountain Lake.

What to bring: Volunteers are welcome to bring gloves, if they have a favorite pair. However, tools, supplies, gloves, and training will be provided. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear, if necessary. A hat and sunscreen are also helpful. Please bring a water bottle for your personal use during the volunteer activity. The organization will have water refill stations during the event.

Additional information: Adult chaperone(s) is required for volunteers under the age of 15. Children under the age of 7 must have a dedicated guardian/chaperone that can help them with the assigned task. Young children who cannot participate in the work are welcome to attend, but the organization asks that they do not become a distraction to volunteers. Lunch will be provided by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations after the event.

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