10/10/10 Global Work Parties in West Marin, California USA
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 10:00 - 16:00
West Marin Organizations Work Parties (open to all Marin residents - please call or email contact person to RSVP)
Point Reyes National Seashore – Protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat. Tools, gloves and training provided. Bring water, lunch and protective clothing. Meet at Bear Valley Center on October 10 at 9:00 am. For more information, contact Ellen Hamingson at (415)464-5196. There will be a Climate Impacts presentation at 3:00 pm. Get a new perspective of planet Earth in relation to atmospheric warming, ocean acidification, sea level rise and how the park is responding.
Contact Chris Lish at (415)464-5136.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) – Get your hands dirty on a 1,741-acre ranch which educates thousand of students every year. Harvest fall bounty, prepare winter beds, turn compost and weed. Feed sheep and goats, and help fix things. Walk the restored creek and hills to enjoy Marin’s agricultural rangelands. Meet at Walker Creek Ranch, 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road, Petaluma on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Please pre-register at: http://www.malt.org/programs/index.php#october
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) – Riparian protection and habitat enhancement. Help save endangered Coho salmon in Lagunitas Creek by making sure they have the right creek habitat. Remove harmful, invasive plants replacing them with native species beneficial to local wildlife. Meet at 9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. (in rural West Marin) on Saturday, October 9 at 10:00 am. Contact Jodie at (415)663-8590 x118 or Jodie@tirn.net.
Community Land Trust of West Marin (CLAM) – Learn low-cost permaculture practices for preparing sustainable gardens and landscaping CLAM affordable housing built to Passive House Standards. Meet at 11580 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station at 10:00 am on October 10.
Contact Sam or Bonnie at (415)663-1380.
Marin Organic and Hearth & Harvest – Support the West Marin Food Coop by helping build a new community garden to supply the Soup Share and the Pre-school . Build garden beds, putting down soil and planting a winter garden. Meet at The Green Barn, 540 Mesa Rd., Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 10:00 am. Contact Kerry at (415)663-9667 or Sebastian at email@example.com.
West Marin Commons, Shoreline Readiness, & GRO’s Latino Photography Project – Tend native plants in a community garden and celebrate family traditions. Join in apple juice pressing and tamale-making. Celebrate sun and water by initiating West Marin’s first public solar-powered water fountain. Meet at the Livery Stable Native Garden next to Tomales Bay Foods in Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 10:00 am. Contact Elizabeth Barnet at (415)669-1291.
Permaculture Marin – Fall food harvest and preservation. Join in the celebration of local abundance and learn some easy fruit preparation and preservation techniques. Bring a potluck dish to share, and any cans or dehydrators to fill with sweet apples, pears, and other treats. Meet at 18 Cypress Road, Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 10:00 am.
Contact Molly Myerson at (415)663-8606.
Inverness Garden Club – Community Improvement, work on projects like the planter boxes at the Inverness and Point Reyes Station post offices, Plant Park and the median strip and Gables Garden in Inverness. Meet at the Plant Park in downtown Inverness on October 10 at 10:00 am. Contact Martha Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inverness Valley Inn & Village Harvester – Begin transforming two old tennis courts into a deer-proof community garden for Inverness residents. Bring gloves, water and gloves. Small groups will also harvest apples on private property in the area. Meet at 13275 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness on October 10 at 10:00 am. Contact Alden Atkins at (415)669-7250 or Marnie Jackson at (415)662-1050.
Mainstreet Moms – Make signs to defeat Prop 13, to be used in street demonstrations to defeat Texas Oil interests intent on overturning California’s AB32 Climate Protection legislation. Meet at the Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station on October 10 at 1:00 pm. Contact Megan Matson at (415)868-8857.
Surfrider Foundation – Join this special beach clean-up and educational event. Enjoy the music and participate in the public cookout picnic. Meet at Stinson Beach Park (central parking lot) on October 10 at 11:00 am. Contact Scott Tye at (415)868-9603.
Bolinas Community – Yellow Bikes – Donate old bikes, or come and learn to assemble and repair donated bikes for this program that helps get away from our dependence on cars. Meet at the Bolinas-Stinson School, 125 Olema-Bolinas Road, Bolinas on October 10 at 10:00 am. Contact Anny Owen Densmore at email@example.com.
Following the work parties in West Marin, participants will gather at the Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station on Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 pm to celebrate the accomplishments of the day and community resilience. Music by the Tim Weed Band. Speakers include Lynn Woolsey & Steve Kinsey, Marin County Supervisor. Food, beer and dessert provided by Mainstreet Moms, Straus Family Creamery, Tomales Oyster Company, and the Lagunitas Brewing Company. Transition West Marin is coordinating all of the events and celebration. For more information, contact Bing Gong at (415)663-1380 or go to www.transitionwestmarin.org.
Event Website: http://www.transitionwestmarin.wordpress.com
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Call Bing Gong at (415)663-1380
Event Host: www.transitionwestmarin.wordpress.com