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Volunteer Outdoors in East Palo Alto at Ravenswood Preserve

January 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Volunteer outdoors in east palo alto at ravenswood preserve

Join us at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve for a morning of habitat restoration, no prior experience is required! We will kick off this project’s start with a planting session establishing native plants. Volunteers can expect to work in a flat area, this includes having their backs bent over for long periods and use of gardening tools. Our time together will end with a guided plant walk and a short breathing exercise to help ground us to this space. Note that this location is right next to Cooley Landing and we will be meeting and ending our day at the Cooley Landing Education Center.

Visit Grassroots Ecology’s Ravenswood page to learn more about the ecosystem and accessibility considerations.

Waivers/Registration: All volunteers attending the workday must be registered individually and have approved the online waiver through this Eventbrite page. Youth under 18 must have their legal guardian approve the waiver on their behalf. Volunteers age 12 and under require an accompanying adult.

Parking: There are two small parking lots available at Cooley Landing. There is a parking lot at the end of Bay Road near the Education Center, and a smaller parking lot near Ravenswood Preserve. No entrance or parking fees are required.

Bus: Take the 296 going North to Bay/Pulgas or the 280 going East to Bay/Pulgas. From the bus stop, it’s a half mile walk down Bay Rd. to Cooley Landing.

Bike: There are spots to lock up your bike at the Education Center.

Meeting Space: We will meet at the Cooley Landing Education Center. Bathrooms, cell service, wifi, and water fountains are all accessible.

Prepare for Working Outdoors:

  • Face mask for COVID-19 safety (optional)
  • Reusable water bottle (filled with water)
  • Snacks, if desired
  • Long pants, long sleeves recommended
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes that can get dirty
  • Hat/sunscreen or rain gear/boots
  • Epi-Pen or allergy medicine, if applicable
  • Plan for potential exposure to sun, poison oak, ticks, prickly plants
  • Prepare for limited to no cell reception

We will provide gloves, tools, and snacks.

Event Cancellations:

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.

Join Us!

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.

Accessibility concerns? Questions? Cancellations? Email barbara@grassrootsecology.org


Grassroots Ecology
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Cooley Landing
2100 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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