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Come celebrate National Public Lands Day
with the FOMC in Madera Canyon!

Sprucing-Up the Proctor Native Plant/Pollinator Landscape at Proctor for National Public Lands Day

Saturday, September 28, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Proctor Parking Area, Madera Canyon

Saturday, September 28, is National Public Lands Day. Join FOMC naturalist Doug Moore for a volunteer morning of "sprucing up" the native plant/pollinator landscape around the Proctor Picnic Ramadas, primarily weeding, removing chicken wire fencing and checking the growth progress of pollinator-attracting plants.

Three summers ago, after the completion of the ramadas, the surrounding disturbed ground was planted with a variety of plants and seeds to create a native plant/pollinator landscape to attract and benefit pollinating insects as well as for the education and enjoyment of canyon visitors. This morning activity will benefit the overall plant health and diversity of the area, putting the landscape in top form for the many 4th grade students coming for nature walks in October and November.

Meet at the Proctor Picnic Ramadas. Wear gardening clothes, closed-toe shoes, sun hat. Bring water, sun-screen and work gloves (hand trowel or weeding tool, if you have one). Water is available at Proctor. Optional: bring a sack lunch to eat at the picnic tables afterwards.

Want to participate? Please contact Doug at maderaedu@q.com. Any FOMC members not on the volunteer list and non-member participants will be required to sign a liability waiver on site.