This coming Saturday, April 23rd, is Earth Day. Here’s a great family event where you can get out and not only celebrate our wonderful Earth, but also help restore a small piece of Mt. Tam habitat to its natural state. It’s a Mt. Tam hike and habitat restoration outing, led by Vegetation Ecologist Andrea Williams, of the Marin Municipal Water District. She’ll help the group look for a variety of native plants including native orchids (did you know Marin County had native orchids? I didn’t!)
This hike and habitat restoration starts Rock Spring Parking Lot and entails a 3.5 mile hike along the route where hikers will search for and remove bull thistle, which competes for native Mt. Tamalpais thistle. Invasive species control is one of the main goals of this program, which takes place the third Saturday of every month.
Kids 8 years and up are welcome; younger than that and they probably won’t be able to hang in for the five hour event. Anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Also, anyone under 18 needs a permission form signed by a parent or guardian and you have to contact them to get one (see below).
Don’t forget water and a lunch!
When: Saturday, April 23rd, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Rock Spring parking lot at the intersection of Ridgecrest Avenue and Pantoll Road (map)
What to Wear: Long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunscreen & gardening gloves!
Questions & Permission FormL (415) 945-1128 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org