by Suzanne Whelan
The Marin Municipal Water District’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on October 3 was well attended and lots of fun! Thirty-seven guests came to the barbecue celebration at Lake Lagunitas Picnic Area. Twenty-two of them came with heightened appetites as they spent the morning volunteering with the trails crew building a puncheon bridge and constructing part of Cross Country Boys Trail. Armando Quintero, MMWD’s newest board member, also came to meet our valuable volunteers.
Over the past year the watershed has been blessed by the goodwill of 130 volunteers, including 17 who have donated more than 40 hours each! MMWD sincerely thanks all of the people who contribute their time to make Mt. Tamalpais a safe, beautiful and ecologically valuable environment. Let’s show Mt. Tam how much we appreciate her by surpassing last year’s volunteer hours with a new record high this year!
Please join us for one of these upcoming events:
Volunteer Trail Day
Saturday, November 7, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We will continue to build a new stretch of Cross Country Boys Trail. Trail events are generally suitable for ages 16 and up (minors must be accompanied by an adult).
Volunteer Habitat Restoration Day
Saturday, November 21, 2009
9:00 a.m. to noon
We will be working on invasive species removal at Pine Point on the northern lakeshore of Bon Tempe Reservoir. Children over the age of 8 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Both teams will meet at Lake Lagunitas Picnic Area at 9 a.m. Dress for changing weather and bring work shoes, your lunch, a water bottle and lots of friends! We provide snacks, water, instruction and inspiration.
Please pre-register so we will be prepared with ample tools, staff and snacks! Call me at (415) 945-1128 or e-mail email@example.com.
Both events are subject to cancellation due to heavy rain. Please call the morning of the event. We do work in light rain.
Save these dates!
Upcoming Trail Days: December 5, January 9
Upcoming Habitat Restoration Days: December 12, January 16