With the lack of rainfall this year, many habitat restoration project managers have had to regroup and re-strategize. One of those projects is the Dripping Springs Trail restoration project in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon. Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff and volunteers made good progress at the beginning of the year, but planting season ended with many seedlings left for next year.
The Conservancy wants to make sure that the seedlings will still be viable for the next planting season, and they seek volunteer help with transplanting about 500 shrub seedlings. Moving the seedlings to larger containers will help foster growth and ensure the plants remain healthy. So far, about 520 plants have been transplanted by volunteers and Conservancy staff. The goal is to plant at least 500 more shrubs along the trail in order to fully support the restoration project.
Pre-registration is required, and available at www.LetsGoOutside.org. Space is limited, to sign up early to guarantee a spot. All tools and training will be provided and participants need to be at least 12 years old (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).