The Discovery Center hosts a ¾ mile walking trail and a large native-species garden exhibit. Both require consistent maintenance. Volunteer activities can include monitoring restored sites, removing invasive plant species, repairing minor erosion problems, trimming overgrown vegetation and other general maintenance. Your volunteer efforts will support a safe outdoor learning environment for field trips and help protect our native plant species.
Project details: Volunteers will be Assembling oyster wattles to replace the current straw wattles on the Hubbs Trail. This entails making wattle cages and then stuffing the cages with oyster shells. The oyster wattles have proven to be more effective in the longevity of catching sediment and storm water runoff, before entering the lagoon.
Tools: Will be provided for assembling the wattles at the Discovery Center (gloves, wire, oyster shells) and instruction will be given on how to assemble them. This is a project that can be done with one or multiple people.
Bring/Wear: Volunteers are required to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun protection. Bring a re-usable water bottle (no plastic disposable bottles please). One of the staff members will be present at the start of the event to give directions and provide tools.
Day/Time: Saturday, 9-12pm
Volunteers: Ages 12+ and older please. Children under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/legal guardian present to sign a waiver, or they may request a waiver prior to the event (email Lisa Rodman, [email protected]). Children still need to be supervised by an adult on site. Waivers will be provided by the Center.
Tools: All tools will be provided by The Center
Questions: [email protected]
Date/Time: 12/17/2022 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Agua Hedionda Discovery Center & Lagoon
1580 Cannon Road