Calling all LGBTQ+ community members! Join Peninsula Open Space Trust and Grassroots Ecology for this unique affinity group event restoring Redwood Creek. Our facilitators have years of experience building welcoming and inclusive spaces for community members. This space will be held for queer community members to gather and develop a sense of belonging in the outdoors.
Volunteers will be beautifying the shore and supporting sensitive habitat areas along Redwood Creek. We will remove weedy grasses, cut flower stalks, and pick up trash. This stretch of creek is a short distance from the San Francisco Bay, and our maintenance will help prevent trash from persisting in the waterway. This event will involve using hand clippers, lifting, carrying, bending, and walking on uneven terrain.
Redwood Creek is located in the heart of downtown Redwood City within an ecologically rich marsh-upland transition zone. With the help of community volunteers, this segment of creek provides multiple benefits to the watershed, the urban forest, and the surrounding community.
Visit Grassroots Ecology’s Redwood Creek webpage to learn more about the ecosystem and accessibility considerations. We will release more details closer to the date of the event. Keep an eye out for an email containing information about what to bring, wear, etc!
Grassroots Ecology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for public lands and waters across Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Each year they engage thousands of people in hands-on education and service that improves our local environment.
Grassroots Ecology’s aim is to restore natural functions to the ecosystem by keeping invasive plants in check, growing locally native plants at their nursery, supporting stream restoration and fish passage projects, and planting a diversity of species in order to feed wildlife. Learn more at: https://www.grassrootsecology.org/
Please also note that this activity is best for children ages 14+. All minors must be accompanied by adults for the entirety of the event. Thank you!
If you have any known, recent exposure to infectious disease or if you are experiencing symptoms of illness (fever, cough, fatigue, GI issues, muscle aches, etc.), we ask that you do not attend this event.