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Restoring Coastal Prairie Hike

June 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Join Sanctuary Forest and the Mattole Restoration Council on Saturday, June 22nd for a hike in Petrolia: Restoring Coastal Prairie. This tour/workshop will be led by Monica Scholey (MRC), Jennifer Wheeler (BLM) and Matt Cocking (NRCS). Participants will tour the MRC’s Native Plant Nursery and recent grassland restoration sites on Prosper Ridge. The tour will focus on the importance of coastal prairie habitat, techniques for native plant revegetation and mechanical strategies for restoring prairie. We will see native bunchgrasses in flower, coastal prairie in various stages of habitat succession and ecosystem responses to conifer and coyote brush removal. This hike is limited to 15 participants; please RSVP to reserve your spot. Meet at the Mattole Restoration Council’s Native Plant Nursery at 11am, or meet at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 9:15am to carpool to Petrolia. The hike will end at 3pm, with upriver participants expected to return to Whitethorn by 4:30pm. Bring lunch and water and dress for wind and sun. For more information or to RSVP, email anna@sanctuaryforest.org, call 986-1087 ext. 9#; or Monica Scholey at: (707) 629-3514 or monica@mattole.org. You can also RSVP by submitting the form below. Hope to see you there!

Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are: 101 Netlink, John & Teresa Porter, Blue Star Gas, The Bootleg, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Dazey’s Supply, Future Productions, Greenwired, Gyppo Ale Mill, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, J. Angus Publishing, Madrone Realty, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne: Artist Blacksmith, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, The Security Store, Signature Coffee, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery, Wyckoff’s Plumbing.

Sanctuary Forest is a land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and intrinsic values in cooperation with our diverse community. 

Mattole Restoration Council’s primary mission is to understand, restore and conserve the ecosystems of the Mattole River watershed, with attention to threatened coho and Chinook salmon and steelhead. 


June 22, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Mattole Valley Community Center
29230 Mattole Rd
Petrolia, 95558 United States
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Sanctuary Forest
Mattole Restoration Council

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