The Event: Help celebrate Earth Day 2021 by helping to free the trees from invasive English ivy! In partnership with No Ivy League, we’ll remove invasive ivy from the ground and trees along the junction of Stagecoach Road and Anderson Road in Trinidad, CA. English ivy climbs the native trees and eventually causes them to die, removing important coastal erosion buffers. By removing the ivy, we will help to maintain the diverse coastal forests that we know and love.
When: Thursday, April 15th, from 1:00-4:00 PM
What to bring: Please wear sturdy boots, and bring gloves, water, a mask, a snack, and either clippers or other ivy removal weapons of choice. Loppers are only useful on occasion, and we will have a couple of those on site. Folding pruning saws are handy on holly trunks. Bright tape or spray paint on your tools can help to locate them if dropped in heavily infested areas. Some people like to sit directly on the ground, so they bring a cushion, mat, or 5-gallon bucket to sit on near a stump or tree.
Where to meet: Meet near the junction of Stagecoach Road and Anderson Road. Park to the south of the Anderson Road intersection. Either side has areas of wide shoulders. We will enter the forest at the gate on the west side, where a wide path goes into the forest.
We will loop through some areas where ivy was removed several years ago, and have been vigilant keeping the re-sprouting to a minimum since then. The areas selected for treatment are reasonably clear of downed branches/trunks and thorny berry stalks, and are gently sloping. There should be plenty of room to “distance” between the two areas. Keep in mind that the closest public restrooms are either at the Trinidad State Beach picnic area near town, or in town between the tennis court and City Hall.
All ages welcome, masks required. Dress for the weather!
Due to ongoing Covid-19 health and safety concerns, we would greatly appreciate your registration to be able to plan accordingly.