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Join Grassroots Ecology in our ongoing habitat restoration of Stevens Creek at McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino! We will remove invasive plants growing along the bank and creek trail. Volunteers should expect to kneel, bend, and use small hand tools, all while learning about conservation and California ecology. Rain or shine!
Visit Grassroots Ecology’s McClellan Ranch Preserve page to learn more about the ecosystem and accessibility considerations. https://www.grassrootsecology.org/mcclellan-ranch-preserve
Waivers/Registration: All volunteers attending the workday must be registered individually and have approved the online waiver through this Eventbrite page. Youths under 18 must have their legal guardian approve the waiver on their behalf. Volunteers aged 12 and under require an accompanying adult.
Parking: 22221 McClellan Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, park in the main parking lot in front of the meadow. Additional parking can be found in the overflow lot (located to the left of the main entrance).
Alternate Transportation: The closest bus stop (via VTA route 51) is approximately 1 mile away from the preserve. (Note: this route may not run on the weekend). The surrounding neighborhood is bike-friendly and there are plenty of safe places to lock bikes.
Meeting Space: We will meet at the picnic tables at the front of the meadow.
Prepare for Working Outdoors:
We will provide gloves, tools, and ponchos (if necessary).
We are committed to the safety of our staff and volunteers. In the event that we must cancel a workday due to extreme weather conditions or poor air quality, a Grassroots Ecology staff person will reach out via email no later than 5:00 PM the day prior to this event.
Grassroots Ecology encourages people from all identities and backgrounds to participate in our programs. Many of our programs are outdoors and involve moving and working in a variety of landscapes. If you have accessibility concerns (e.g. allergies, limited mobility, learning differences), our projects are flexible and we are happy to work with you. Please reach out to the workday facilitator so we can prepare for your participation.
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