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Volunteer Opportunity! Trail work at Zuma Canyon Post-Fire!

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Volunteer Opportunity! Trail work at Zuma Canyon Post-Fire!

Volunteers will be working with individuals from the National Park Service and the Santa Monica Mtns Fund to repair trails burned in the Woolsey Fire of 2018. After the fire soils no longer held together by plant roots covered up trails throughout Zuma Canyon. The recent rains eroded many trails and allowed for plant regrowth to hide the trail corridor. Using hand tools, we will redefine and reshape hiking trails so that the public may once again enjoy the canyon. This work not only improves public access and safety, but it also protects recovering vegetation by clearly defining trail boundaries. 

What to know: You may walk 1- 2 miles with your backpack and a tool! You will be swinging a hand tool repetitively, it is hard work but many come to think of it as fun 🙂 Safety is paramount, you will likely be asked to wear a hard hat.

What to wear: Sturdy shoes or boots (closed toe only); wear long pants (NO SHORTS) and long sleeve shirt

What to bring: Backpack, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, gloves (if you have them), hat and a snack

***We have a capacity on attendance for this event due to limited resources like parking and leadership. If it is sold out please be on the lookout for future trail work dates or we may add extra tickets last minute! This event is popular so please be sure you can attend before requesting a ticket. Carpooling is great! If you carpool to the location with a friend you will only need to request one ticket*** 

Significant rain will cancel!

Directions: Pacific Coast Hwy to Busch Drive. Go north on Busch Drive. Turn right on Rainsford Place. Turn left on Bonsall Drive. Parking lot is at end of road. Park at the Zuma Canyon Trailhead parking lot. 

Contact Tara Hallman for any questions. email: [email protected]

April 06 2019


Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hiking Group:
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Zuma Canyon Trailhead Parking Lot

Bonsall Drive, Malibu, CA 90265
Malibu, CA 90265 US

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Santa Monica Mountains Fund, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA), and Community Nature Connection
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