december, 2017

This is a repeating event

18dec9:30 am12:30 pmFeaturedVolunteer Marsh Restoration Planting


Event Details

Elkhorn Slough Reserve Marsh Restoration Planting – Dec 18, 9:30 am or 12:30 pm

Cost: FREE

When:   Monday, December 18th

Meet at 9:30 am for the morning shift; will be back in the parking lot by 12:30 pm


Meet at 12:30 pm for the afternoon shift, will be back in the parking lot by 3:30 pm

OR, come at 9:30 and stay till 3:30! If you do that, bring a lunch along with you.

Registration is required please. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ONE OR BOTH EVENTS

Where:  Elkhorn Slough Reserve  (We’ll meet at the main parking lot)
What:     Plant salt grasses at our Whistlestop Lagoon

We will spend the day planting hundreds of salt grass and alkali health plants into the upper portion of the salt marsh at Whistlestop.
Whistlestop Lagoon, like most of the Reserve’s marshes, was diked, drained, and used for agricultural purposes. It was restored to partial tidal exchange in the 1980s, but the limited tidal range resulted in a very low diversity band of pickleweed (our native marsh dominant) fringing the edges. In 2014, the lagoon was restored to full tidal exchange. Native high marsh plants only very slowly started colonizing the new broader high marsh zone. Our goal is to restore native high marsh diversity to Whistlestop through planting.
No experience is necessary. However, you must be at least 18 years of age and comfortable kneeling and bending over in the marsh and dirt for a few hours.


(Monday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Elkhorn Slough Reserve

1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

december 18, 2017 12:30 pm


Elkhorn Slough Reserve(831) 728-2822 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

Elkhorn Slough Reserve1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076





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