Handy with a level and a measuring tape? Our CNPS East Bay chapter’s Native Here Nursery needs you! We are raising the plant benches all over the nursery to improve plant health: making sure all benches are above the “splash zone” where pathogens can spread from splashing raindrops, and preventing soil contact with surfaces that might harbor the Sudden Oak Death pathogen.
Plant benches need to be at least 18 inches off the ground, so we are augmenting our cinder block supports and inserting metal pallet racks directly under the wire cages that protect groups of plants.
This project is best done in teams, and we will have teams working on many Fridays and Saturdays all summer and into the fall. Advance notice is needed so we have teams and supplies ready. Returning volunteers are especially valuable. This is also a good opportunity for teen groups and others who need service hours.
We would very much appreciate your help! To find out more, and to schedule a work day (or work days) with us, contact Ruth Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
See all volunteer opportunities with the CNPS East Bay Chapter on our Volunteer page.