There are volunteer opportunities to get involved in immediate ways to maintain the important habitats we protect. Seasonal clean-ups, invasive weed removal, and land monitoring can be great to not only see areas you’ve never been before, but to step into the role of good stewardship, learn more about ecosystem management, and help your family and community enjoy the desert for generations to come.
The CVCC monitors protected areas that are sometimes used as illegal dump sites. It is imperative to remove trash and maintain properties to dissuade further trespass of those looking to illegally dump.
Invasive Species Removal
Invasive species such as Saharan Mustard (Brassica tournefortii), stinknet (Oncosiphon piluliferum), and fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum) all swiftly distribute by wind, water, and even people, (seeds can travel on shoes/socks). Removal is a battle currently being fought by all land managers. Volunteering for a weed removal can be a great opportunity to help keep critical areas clear and help encourage native plant growth.
Projects like restoration, land monitoring, trail and sign maintenance are all great ways to meet like-minded people and help the community.
To sign up for volunteer opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.