The habitat restoration in Leo Carrillo State Park is part of a larger project to restore the creek, Arroyo Sequit, for the endangered southern California steelhead trout. The project involves removing barriers so that steelhead can migrate upstream, removal of invasive plants, and planting of natives to restore the riparian habitat. Invasive plants have negative impacts on natural habitats, so removing them is vital for a healthy watershed.
Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while helping remove non-native vegetation along Arroyo Sequit in Leo Carrillo State Park. In July, volunteers will work to remove invasive Cape Ivy from areas along the creek, which is poisonous to fish and other aquatic life. Arroyo Sequit empties into the Pacific, so you know what that means... The beach! After you help restore the creek, go enjoy the beach! Take a dip, have a picnic, or just hang out, you'll have earned it.
Please wear sturdy shoes - long pants and a long-sleeved work shirt are strongly recommended. Bring plenty of water and a snack and a sunscreen/hat. Be prepared to get dirty. Gloves and tools will be provided. In the unlikely event of heavy rain, the restoration will be cancelled and you can sign up for a restoration event scheduled for a later date. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation.
NOTE: Request a parking pass for the Heal the Bay/Mountains Restoration Trust restoration event at the front gate. We'll meet at the picnic benches next to the parking lot - look for an orange cone to mark the spot.
This event is open to volunteers age 10 and over. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Those under 18 must have their waiver forms (also available at the event) signed by a parent or guardian and fill out a State Parks Juvenile Volunteer waiver.
Space is limited, we are accepting volunteers on a first come/first served basis - Sign up now!