Another beautiful day at Stinson Beach! On Saturday, September 11th, the BACC joined the Marin Habitat Restoration Team and other National Park Service (NPS) employees for a day of invasive weed removal and creek restoration work at Stinson Beach, Coast Miwok Territory.
The NPS and volunteer groups have worked on creek restoration and invasive species removal at Stinson – particularly Cape Ivy and English Ivy – for decades. These two prolific species are toxic to local fauna and choke off native flora growth. More information on cape ivy and the NPS removal efforts can be found online at their website here.
With the expert guidance of Maria Alvarez and Amber Van Meter of the NPS, our group successfully removed 320 gallons of invasive ivy, 600 cubic feet of debris, and 10 gallons of trash! Our team had an amazing time learning about the local environment and plant species, and we can’t wait to return to help with future restoration efforts – and hopefully eat more homemade peach cobbler and brownies ;).
After the cleanup event, BACC members met for their annual kick-off and several stayed later to enjoy some sunny beachside bouldering. All this made for a great day in the park!
We are still looking forward to organizing events with community volunteers once land managers allow for hosting large groups! If you are interested in volunteering or participating, here’s how to get involved for future events!