Recap: Indian Rock (South Bay) Adopt-A-Crag, October 2019

On Saturday, October 19, 18 volunteers took on some much-needed restoration and maintenance at Sanborn County Park, a prime area for graffiti and glass issues. Thanks to their efforts, great progress was made!

a group photo of the Indian Rock (South Bay) Adopt-A-Crag, October 2019 participants

Over the course of 4 hours, participants focused on erosion control and repair, graffiti removal, and extensive glass cleanup.

To help control erosion, volunteers eliminated 30 feet of social trail and maintained 25 feet of established trail.

a volunteer regrading a trail

Using our brand-new glass sifters, 10 pounds of glass was removed!

We also removed 25 square feet of graffiti. Check out the before and after!

Just down the road, three Bay Area Climbers Coalition volunteers staffed a community table at Castle Rock State Park Kirkwood Entrance Ecology & Stewardship Activation Event. We talked to visitors about our regional stewardship efforts and promoted the new BACC coloring book which follows Crag the Dragon on adventures to beloved Bay Area crags to learn important lessons about stewardship and how to be a responsible, respectful climber.

a state park representative and three BACC volunteers pose in front of a community table
Photo courtesy of Adell Hanson-Kahn

Thanks to Santa Clara County Parks, Sempervirens Fund, and California State Parks for their cooperation and support. We would also like to extend special thanks to the Access Fund Jeep Conservation Team who took the time to meet with us in May this year to lend their expertise and identify some of the necessary work to eliminate erosion, stabilize landing zones, reduce social trail impact, and strategize about glass pick-up in the area. Finally, huge thanks to our 18 volunteers for showing up, working hard, having fun, and making a difference!