Volunteers — tough volunteers who aren’t afraid of poison oak, bees, rattlesnakes and potentially hot weather — are needed for a Buck Gully project scheduled for Friday May 11, organizers said.
Workers will be helping remove invasive fennel in the northern, upstream part of the Buck Gully reserve, with other weeds targeted as time and resources permit.
Registration is required by 4 p.m. Thursday; for more information or to register, click here.
Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff will lead the effort, possibly using weed wrenches and stump cut with herbicide treatment, according to the IRC website.
“Beware of poison oak, bees, rattlesnakes, and potentially hot weather,” the website states. “Please bring good, closed-toed shoes, long pants, long sleeves, sun protection, and water. Tools, gloves, snake chaps and refreshments will be provided.”
The project will begin at 8:30 a.m. and take about 3.5 hours.
The removal of the non-native weeds is part of a landscape restoration plan, but organizers aid they want to cultivate a group of volunteers who will adopt the Buck Gully trail area when it opens to the public on May 30.
On April 25, a helicopter placed four bridges onto the trail in preparation for the grand opening; read our story here.