December 3, 2009

Do yourself and Marsh Creek a favor this weekend with a Save Mt. Diablo planting project

Remember, back in October, I wrote about how mentally and physically restorative it was to go to Yosemite and do a volunteer project in the great outdoors? Well, you can enjoy the opportunity to do something like that closer to home this weekend.

Save Mt. Diablo is looking for volunteers to help plant native plants along Marsh Creek on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And they provide lunch!

Here are details from Seth Adams, Save Mt. Diablo’s director of Land Programs:

Save Mount Diablo (SMD) has been acquiring properties along Marsh Creek, on Diablo's east side. On the weekend of December. 5 - 6, SMD seeks volunteers for a fun project planting native plants along Marsh Creek. This is a great opportunity to participate hands-on in the restoration of a creek corridor and to donate a few hours helping to enhance habitat for the diverse plants and animals living in the surrounding areas. We'll provide lunch.

What: Planting native trees and shrubs by hand, and doing a little weeding and watering. Bring shovels and hand trowels if you have them. Please dress accordingly - long pants, long sleeves, layers, boots and a rain shell if precipitation is in the forecast. Food provided. Heavy rain postpones, so call if it looks threatening. Bring your friends. Kids welcome. Please R.S.V.P. so that we know how much lunch to provide.

When: Saturday, December 5th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. & Sunday, December 6th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. You can participate on one day or both. Bring your friends, but R.S.V.P. so we can provide lunch.

Where: Meet at 3240 Aspara Drive, Clayton CA 94517 (Contra Costa County, East Bay).

RSVP and more information: George Phillips at or (925) 947-3535.

1 comment:

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...


I nominated MaryLou Laubscher for Threads of Hope. She is a co-founder of Save Mt. Diablo. How amazing. I will blog about this in a few days.