CARLSBAD — Volunteers are needed to plant, mulch, and weed native plants in the
134-acre Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve, the former Sherman property, from 9 to 11 a.m. March 14. Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve is near the dead end of Haymar Drive in Carlsbad.
The property was acquired for conservation in March of 2007 through state and federal grants and the generous donations of more than 700 North County residents. After spearheading the acquisition of this land, Preserve Calavera has now initiated the restoration of the first 1.8 acres. This restoration will re-establish native plants and wildlife on what is now degraded farmland. When completed, this area will again function as the natural floodplain for Buena Vista Creek, slowing erosion and removing pollulants before they reach Buena Vista Lagoon and the coast while providing land for wildlife and recreational opportunities for the community.
Work on this project started last December with the first round of planting with help from groups like the Carlsbad High School Environmental Club.
Dress for the occasion with sturdy boots/shoes, long pants, a hat and work gloves. Bring water and a small hoe if you have one. The group will have lots of extra supplies, water and snacks.
For more information, call Kasey Cinciarelli at (760) 720-5220.
This project was made possible with funding from the Earth Island Institute and support from the California Coastal Conservancy, the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project and Environment Now.