Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a
lively new series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to
Mountain Lake and its ecological restoration. On the second Saturday of
every month, gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of
disciplines talk on topics ranging from Archaeology to Zooplankton.
Here’s your chance to ask the experts your questions about the science
behind saving this precious San Francisco natural wonder!
Soils of Mountain Lake: Stephen Andrews, Soil Scientist and Lecturer at U.C. Berkeley
Join us at Mountain Lake to learn about the fascinating properties
of wetland soils. These soils provide important habitat to many populations of
plants and animals specifically adapted to the anaerobic conditions found in
wetlands. Stephen Andrews of UC Berkeley will offer context to help us better
understand our very own Mountain Lake wetland areas.
Soil scientist and natural resources educator Stephen Andrews,
known throughout the Bay Area as the “Dirt Dude,” has been leadingclasses
of Master Gardeners, Bay Friendly landscape professionals, and UC Berkeley
students with his mantras of “compost, compost, compost” and “mulch, mulch,
mulch,” for nearly two decades.
Talks are held at the outdoor classroom (north end of the lake), approximately a 15 minute walk from the parking lot at 14th Avenue and Wedemeyer Street (Free Parking). Follow the signs from there or join a guide leaving at 1:45 pm. Get Directions >>
Second Saturdays aren’t just Science Saturdays! Join
your neighbors at Mountain Lake every Second Saturday from 9 am to noon for Service
Saturdays. Volunteer and help restore Mountain Lake’s precious natural
resources. For more information, email Jason Lisenby at firstname.lastname@example.org.