View of riparian habitat along the Cosumnes River north of Rancho Murrietta, CA.
Cosumnes River View of riparian habitat along the Cosumnes River north of Rancho Murrietta, CA. © Jeff Hart

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Cosumnes River Preserve Habitat Restoration


COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re following current health and safety precautions and have canceled all volunteer activities until further notice.

Please join our Cosumnes River Preserve Habitat Restoration Team. 

TNC hosts at least twenty volunteer work days per year at the Cosumnes River Preserve to accomplish seasonally appropriate land management needs. The Habitat Restoration Team assists Preserve staff with focused conservation projects that allow members to experience more of the Preserve and contribute to its success. Volunteers may take advantage of specialized trainings, workshops, and events that are designed to help them become more effective environmental stewards. The Habitat Restoration Team is an opportunity like no other! It is open to anyone 18 or older that wishes to be truly involved with environmental stewardship at the Cosumnes River Preserve.

2020 Habitat Restoration Days:

The workdays are always on a Saturday and last from 9 am – 3:30 pm. Weather can alter or cancel the plans. If so, anyone who has RSVPed by email will get a notice a couple days before the event. 

Date – Project

February 8 – Herbicide Refresher

February 29 – Trail Work

March 14 – Invasive Veg Control

March 28 – Invasive Veg Control

April 11 – Invasive Veg Control

April 25 – Invasive Veg Control

April 25 – Chainsaw Operator Course

May 2 – Wildland Weed

May 23 – Special Project

June 13 – Special Project

June 27 – Preserve Clean Up

July 11 – River Clean Up

July 25 – Wetlands Prep

August 8 – Wetlands Prep

August 22 – Barn Prep and Organize

September 12 – Chainsaw Refresher

September 26 – Invasive Tree Removal

October 10 – Invasive Tree Removal

October 24 – Invasive Tree Removal

November 7 – Invasive Tree Removal

November 21 – Restoration Planting

December 12 – Restoration Planting

Interested people should RSVP by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 684-2816 or info@cosumnes.orgPlease RSVP no later than 48 hours before the event.

WEAR: Closed-toed shoes or sturdy boots, long-sleeve shirt, long pants, a hat, work gloves (if you have them), and layered clothing.

BRING: Lunch, snacks, and a reusable water bottle to reduce waste.

Learn more about Cosumnes River Preserve.