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Barbed Goatgrass Workday at Bohemia Ecological Preserve
Friday, May 24th, 2019
Leaders: Nicolas Whitaker (LandPaths)
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to register! This event occurs rain or shine.
Give nature a hand! Come and join us at the stunning, 1,000-acre Bohemia Ecological Preserve for a day of stewardship, community-building, a bit of exercise and some fun!
Over the next couple months, we will be focusing our Bohemia workdays around the removal of barbed goatgrass, a hardy invasive that if left unchecked could displace the preserve's population of Pennell's bird's-beak, a rare plant native only to western Sonoma county!
Pennell's bird's-beak grows solely on serpentine soils in two populations in the Occidental area, and is a federally listed endagered species, so protecting this rare local treasure is an important priority for us!
With your help, we are aiming to pull the entirety of the population of Barbed goatgrass on the preserve this spring/summer for our third year. Each year the population has decreased, and we stand to completely erradicate it in the next couple years if we can maintain our momentum!
Come play a part in this amazing conservation project!
No experience necessary. LandPaths will provide other necessary tools. If you have any tools at home, you may bring them. No power tools please!
Meeting Time, Location & Directions:
We will meet at 9:00 am at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve Quarry Road entrance entrance (6773 Bohemian Highway)
Directions to Bohemia Ecological Preserve – The north gate entrance to Bohemia Preserve is located on Bohemian Highway approximately 3 miles north of Occidental. From the intersection of Graton Road and Bohemian Highway, drive north on Bohemian Highway for approximately 2.5 miles. A LandPaths sign will be pointing into the entrance.
Staff or volunteers will be at the entrance to direct you to parking.
What to Bring:
Picnic lunch, snacks & water, backpack
Sturdy boots or shoes that can get muddy
Work gloves, eye protection
Hat and sun screen
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
There is a porta-potty on the property
There is no potable water available on the property.
No pets or smoking are permitted.