Chino Hills State Park

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 9:00 am

Join SCA and Union Bank to help restore Chino Hills State Park near Riverside in the Santa Ana Canyon. We’ll be working to restore the Park by removing non-native plant species that were introduced and spread primarily by sheep and cattle ranching over the past several hundred years. Register online now.

The most aggressive of these non-native plants include mustard and thistle. The prickly thistle often grows to seven feet tall and its broad leaves choke out access to the sun and rain for native plants while blocking access to water for wildlife. A recent fire has caused a resurgence of this difficult-to-eradicate weed.

Projects at the location will include:

  • Removal of pervasive and aggressive non-native species mustard and thistle
  • Removal of rock debris to lay groundwork for landscaped area and native plantings
  • Creation and installation of critter exclusion devices to protect native plantings
  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 8:30 – 12:30
    • Check-in starts at 8:30
    • Welcome remarks at 9:00
    • Project begins at 9:15
    • Lunch & project wrap-up at noon
  • Where: Chino Hills State Park, 4500, Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823 Map
  • What: Remove invasive plants & rocks and install critter exclusion devices to protect native plantings
  • Attire: Please dress in comfortable weather-appropriate clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a hat.
  • Provided: Training, tools, project materials, snacks, lunch, water, and beverages. A volunteer shirt and reusable water bottle will also be provided at the registration table the day of the event.
  • Register online to attend this event.
Additional Info:
  • Children accompanied by parent or guardian are welcome.
  • To participate in this event we need you to sign the Participant Agreement Form. It will help with registration the morning of the event, if you can review and sign the form prior to arrival. You can download the form below. Please take a moment to print the form and bring it with you.
For more information or questions, please email Dee Fitzgerald.


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