9/29: Come Grow With Us at the Redwood Creek Native Plant Nursery!
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REDWOOD CREEK NATIVE PLANT NURSERY
*Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help this Wednesday, September 29th with nursery work in the BEAUTIFUL SETTING of Muir Woods National Monument.
*No nursery experience is necessary; all ages, skills, and talents are welcome!
Do you want to learn about growing plants and about our local ecology?
The Redwood Creek Native Plant Nursery is a non-profit nursery that grows native plants and performs restoration activities for habitat restoration within the Redwood Creek watershed (which includes the Muir Woods National Monument).
Please join us for hands-on botany, horticulture, and restoration in the nation's premier urban national park.
Drop-in Volunteer Programs: Every Wednesday and Saturday 10AM to 1PM
Volunteers participate in every aspect of nursery operation, from seed collection to outplanting. Regular activities include transplanting, sowing seeds, weeding, and watering. On Wednesday, September 29th we will be doing transplanting and constructing deer guards.
Activities take place both at the nursery and in the field at the restoration or seed-collection areas throughout the park.
Again, no experience is necessary to volunteer and there is no need to register, though you may want to call ahead to find out what activities we have planned.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT JEANETTE DUFFELS AT
(415) 383-4390 OR EMAIL AT jduffels@ParksConservancy.org.
Directions to the Redwood Creek Native Plant Nursery:
From Berkeley & Oakland: Take Interstate 80 east toward Richmond. At the I-80/580 interchange, remain in one of the two rightmost lanes and exit onto 580 West/San Rafael. Remain on 580 and cross the Richmond-San Rafael bridge ($3.00 toll westbound only). Upon crossing the bridge and reaching Marin County, look for the "Sir Francis Drake Blvd" exit on your right. Exit onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd and follow it about 1-1/2 miles to the intersection with Highway 101 (you will pass the entrance gate to San Quentin prison on your left, then Larkspur Landing). Exit at the Stinson Beach/Mill Valley/Highway 1 exit . Follow directions below from Highway 1.
From San Francisco & the Peninsula: Take Highway 101 across the Golden Gate bridge and proceed north on Highway 101 to the Highway 1 exit. Follow directions below from Highway 1.
From Eastern Marin and the North Bay: Take Highway 101 South to the Highway 1/Stinson Beach/Mt. Tam/Muir Woods exit. . Follow directions below from Highway 1.
From Highway 1: Exit at the Stinson Beach/Mill Valley/Highway 1 exit. Follow signs towards Highway 1. Turn left at the T-intersection to continue on Highway 1 (there is a rug store straight ahead and a gas station on the left). Turn right onto Panoramic Highway, which is unsigned; follow the signs towards Muir Woods. At the 4-way intersection for Mt. Tam, Mill Valley, and Muir Woods, turn left onto Muir Woods Road. Continue on Muir Woods Road for 2 miles. Pass the main parking lot for Muir Woods National Monument. Park in the 2nd parking lot at the end farthest from the main entrance to Muir Woods. Continuing away from the main entrance of Muir Woods, walk 300 feet down the roadside path. The nursery is on the first gravel road on the right side of Muir Woods Road.
There is no direct public transportation to Muir Woods National Monument. On Saturday and Sunday ONLY, Golden Gate Transit #62 runs on the Panoramic Highway. To reach the nursery, disembark from the bus at the 4-way intersection for Mt. Tam, Mill Valley, and Muir Woods. Walk down Muir Woods Road to the Dipsea Trail. Turn left onto the Dipsea Trail and follow the trail down the hill to where it rejoins Muir Woods Road. Turn left on Muir Woods Road and follow the roadside path for 300 feet. The nursery is on the first gravel road on the right side of Muir Woods Road.