Winter planting season is upon us here at the Presidio! From now until March, volunteers are invited to help plant thousands of plants throughout the park. Presidio Plant Nursery staff and volunteers grew 130,000 seedlings this year, more than ever before. Now is the time to get the plants in the ground when winter rains help the young seedlings establish roots. The seedlings include 150 different native plant species for the Presidio’s native habitat areas and Monterey cypress trees for the Presidio historic forest.
Volunteers are critical to the success of the Presidio’s planting program. Presidio staff cannot handle all of the planting on their own and every year they rely on dedicated volunteers to support the planting effort. Help kick off this year’s planting season by participating in the annual Presidio Planting Day event on Saturday, December 8. Volunteers will help plant up to 2,000 serpentine grassland, oak riparian, freshwater wetland, and dune scrub species above El Polin Spring in the Tennessee Hollow Watershed. More details >>
Can’t make it on the 8th? No worries. There will be other opportunities to plant throughout the next few months. Check out Presidio Park Stewards for scheduled habitat restoration planting days and Presidio Forest Stewards for historic forest tree planting days.