Los Padres ForestWatch Earth Day Volunteers Needed

By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 23, 2024
Los Padres ForestWatch is looking for Earth Day volunteers

The Los Padres ForestWatch is excited to celebrate Earth Day during all of April in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties with info sessions and clean ups.

The organization is calling for volunteers to work shifts in Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Ventura. Duties include signing up new volunteers, selling merchandise and meeting like-minded individuals who are interested in protecting wildlife, wilderness, water and sustainable access to the Los Padres Forest. Shifts run from two to three hours in length. 

During Earth Day 2023, volunteers led by Rincon Consultants removed massive amounts of toxic lead on the ground, along with plastics and garbage, from getting into aquifers and streams at the Camino Cielo derelict shooting range. 

Earth Day Schedule and Locations:

Ojai: April 25 – Open Shift: 5 – 7:30 pm

Santa Barbara: April 27 – Open Shifts: 11 am – 1 pm, 1 – 3 pm, 3 – 5 pm, and 5 – 7:30 pm

Santa Barbara: April 28 – Open Shifts: 11 am – 1 pm, 3 – 5 pm, 5 – 6:30 pm

Ventura: April 20 – Open Shifts: set up 7 – 8 am

Heads Up for Hikers: Although trails are beginning to be opened for public use, many are still damaged from the winter storms and continue to remain damaged with the recent sudden weekend storms. Check the Los Padres ForestWatch website for updates.

Also coming up is the 16th Annual Ojai Wild event on June 2. The fundraiser features speaker Chumash elderand founder and former Chair of the Barbareño/Ventureño Band of Mission Indians, Julie Tumamait-Stenslie

Check website link in 411 for info.  

411: Email: camden@lpfw.org; https://lpfw.org


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