Friends of the Dunes
Relax and restore with the Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team (DERT) at the new DERT Summer Nights program, happening on the first Friday of every month from 5 to7 p.m. at the Bureau of Land Management’s Ma-le’l Dunes South. Unwind from your week with a few chill hours of pulling invasive plants while chatting with like-minded nature lovers.
Native dune ecosystems are ever-changing and depend on natural sand movement. Unfortunately, some portions of Humboldt County’s remarkable coastal dunes have been invaded by non-native plants that prevent natural sand movement, change the soil chemistry, and crowd out our native plants. DERT helps promote native plant diversity through the hand removal of invasive species. Once the invasive species are removed, our native flora grow and thrive!
If you want to lend a working hand to our native dune species and be part of a growing ecosystem restoration team, please meet us at the Bureau of Land Management’s Ma-le’l South parking lot at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3. COVID-19 safety practices will be in place. Please bring a face mask, water, and wear work clothes. No prior knowledge is required, snacks and training in plant identification and removal practices will be provided. For more information please contact Dante@friendsofthedunes.org or call (707) 444-1397.