Stewardship Workday at the Riddell Preserve
Thursday, March 16th, 2017, 9am-1pm
Leaders: Erin Mullen (LandPaths Staff)
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to register! This event will occur in light drizzle, but a torrential rainstorm will cancel. Please call 707-544-7284 (then press 1) after 7am the morning of the event if it is questionable. If there is no cancellation notice, the event is on.
Come make history with LandPaths and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District! During the next two years, LandPaths is installing a brand spankin' new trail system and you can be a part of it. The Riddell Preserve has no hiking trails currently. New trails will be used for LandPaths educational and outings programs. By helping build these trails, you will be a part of the Riddell Preserve forever! Trail work includes brushing vegetation, cutting bench, building structures, and clearing dirt off the trail. Their are tasks for everyone! If there is a large enough volunteer group, we will split into two groups and one group will remove invasive French broom.
No experience necessary. LandPaths will provide necessary tools, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Helpful tools include mcleod, square shovels, grub/grape hoe, pickmattock/cuttermattock, and rakes.
Meeting Time, Location & Directions:
We will meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot of the City Corporation Yard at 550 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448. We will carpool to the preserve from the City Corporation Yard and get back to the parking lot by 1pm.
Directions to the Corporation Yard parking lot-
From Highway 101 North, take the Central Healdsburg Exit. and make a slight left on Healdsburg Avenue. Turn left onto Mill Street. Continue under the highway overpass as Mill Street turns into Westside Road. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way. There is a "Corporation Yard" sign at the entrance to the parking lot.
From Highway 101 South, take the Westside Exit and turn right on Westside Rd. The Corporation Yard parking lot will be on the left immediately before the bridge crossing at the intersection of Westside Rd and Lucius Way.
What to Bring:
Picnic lunch, snacks & water, backpack
Sturdy boots or shoes that can get muddy
Long pants recommended
Work gloves (we have extras if you don;t have any) and eye protection
Hat and sun screen
Hike in to project site is ~ 1 mile round trip
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
There is a flush toilet on the property, but might be unavailable depending on location of work
There is no potable water available on the property.
No pets or smoking are permitted.