Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Volunteer Opportunity at the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmark

The folks at the Irvine Ranch are looking for a few volunteers this upcoming Saturday July 16, 2011 to help renovate the Baker Canyon Trail. The goal is to help restore this area that was hit hard by the winter storms we had this year. There is more information below (Picture above is of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmark Land). To sign up click Here.
Baker Canyon Trail Renovation: Bring your energy and enthusiasm for Baker Canyon where we will restore the trail which suffered damage during winter storms. The trail begins in coastal sage scrub habitat then gradually transitions to chaparral. The riparian area in Baker was once covered with water, first by the ocean and then by shallow seas. We need your involvement on a variety of jobs which include: vegetation clearing, brushing in alternative trail alignments, debris removal and tread shaping. Previous experience not necessary, only your good attitude and desire to work outside. You will be sure to break a sweat and reap the rewards of this project. In the span of just a few hours, our collaborative work will produce a welcome change from an overgrown rough cut path, to an inviting new trail; one which hosts charming remnants of past land uses and displays breathtaking views of the red rocks at Black Star Canyon.


Ashley and I encourage and welcome our readers to submit comments about their experiences on the trails we have posted on our blog or about their own hiking experiences in general.