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Volunteer Outdoors at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve in Los Altos

October 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Volunteer your time to help increase biodiversity in Los Altos at Redwood Grove Nature Preserve!

Help us restore a small redwood forest habitat! Volunteers should expect to work outside in rain or shine, use garden tools, water native plants, and learn about ecological restoration techniques. We will spend lots of time walking, working with our hands, carrying buckets, kneeling, and digging.

Visit Grassroots Ecology’s Redwood Grove page to learn more about the ecosystem and accessibility considerations.

Waivers/Registration: All volunteers attending the workday must be registered individually and have approved the online waiver through this Eventbrite page. Youth under 18 must have their legal guardian approve the waiver on their behalf. Volunteers age 12 and under require an accompanying adult.

Parking: 482 University Ave. Los Altos, CA 94022. There is no parking available in the preserve. Please park along University Ave. and walk down the driveway. If there is no street parking open, there is additional parking at Shoup Park (2 minute walk from Redwood Grove).

Alternate Transportation: Valley Transportation Authority bus route 40 services the stop at the corner of El Monte & University, which is a half mile from the preserve (15 minute walk). If you prefer biking, there are bike racks next to the cottage in the preserve.

Meeting Space: Enter the preserve from University Ave. and walk down the driveway to the cottage, where we will meet. Volunteers will have access to a restroom and sink.

Prepare for Working Outdoors:

  • Reusable water bottle (filled with water)
  • Snacks, if desired
  • Long pants, long sleeves, long socks recommended
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes that can get dirty
  • Hat/sunscreen or rain gear/boots
  • Epi-Pen or allergy medicine, if applicable
  • Plan for potential exposure to sun, poison oak, ticks, prickly plants
  • Face mask for COVID-19 safety (optional)
  • Prepare for limited cell reception

We will provide gloves, tools, and light refreshments.

Event Cancellations:

We are committed to the safety of our staff and volunteers. In the event that we must cancel a workday due to extreme weather conditions or poor air quality, a Grassroots Ecology staff person will reach out via email no later than 5:00 PM the day prior to this event.

Join Us!

Grassroots Ecology encourages people from all identities and backgrounds to participate in our programs. Many of our programs are outdoors and involve moving and working in a variety of landscapes. If you have accessibility concerns (e.g. allergies, limited mobility, learning differences), our projects are flexible and we are happy to work with you. Please reach out to the workday facilitator so we can prepare for your participation.

Accessibility concerns? Questions? Cancellations? Email [email protected].


Redwood Grove Nature Preserve
482 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States


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