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Land managers lack staff and resources to do much of the field work needed to maintain public lands. EDI makes the connection between agencies and communities, providing technical expertise when needed, and creating opportunities for volunteers to meaningfully contribute to habitat restoration and supporting healthy ecosystems on our protected lands!
We host regular volunteer events to support our public and private spaces in San Diego. Most of our restoration events are public and all ages are welcome! These events can include planting native plants or seeds, weeding, watering, and occasionally, building. Our volunteer events are always free, and are open to individuals, families, and groups, and support partner agencies as well as landstewardship!
Volunteers who wish to participate in regular efforts to support regional refuges and reserves can join our group of wonderful Tuesday Volunteers that meets once a week to assist with a myriad of conservation efforts. Projects may include habitat restoration, seed collection, weeding, and clean up! The comradery that develops among our weekly volunteers is an extraordinary ancillary benefit of participating, as people get to know each other and develop friendships through a shared sense of purpose.
With the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, in partnership with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, we hold Saturday events to restore and protect habitats and the wildlife that live on the refuges!