Help us kick off a year long effort to restore the desert habitat in Grapevine Canyon! We'll "break ground" on these restoration efforts by spending the weekend returning damaged areas to their natural conditions. During the days we'll restore the web of trails has been proliferating throughout Grapevine Canyon, which are causing erosion and leading hikers along unsafe paths. Our work is critical to protecting the area and maintaining access for visitors... all while helping preserve America's past! On Saturday night, we'll camp on the nearby shore of Lake Mohave.
Join us throughout the year as we return to Grapevine Canyon to collect native seeds, grow some of those seeds into plants at the Lake Mead nursery, and then make a final visit to plant those plants and scatter any extra seeds.
Grapevine Canyon is nestled in the granite mountains of Bridge Canyon Wilderness. Lying directly south of Avikwame, or Spirit Mountain, significant in the spiritual birth of Fort Mojave and other native tribes of the region, it's not surprising that this area contains resources of high cultural significance. Grapevine Canyon is home to one of the more significant petroglyph sites in all of Nevada. A fresh water spring flows out of the canyon floor in non-drought year, providing life-giving water to a variety of animals and plants, including native Canyon Grape vines that are the namesake of the area.
*Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.*
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and long pants.
- Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, lunches, dinner, and snacks for yourself.
- Bring warm clothes, a sleeping bag, your tent, and anything you'll need to make camp for a night and stay warm.
WHAT WE'LL HAVE:
- Plenty of drinking water, hard hats, protective gear, and all the tools you'll need to help us make a difference!
- A delicious dutch oven dessert for Saturday night!
- Sunday morning coffee/hot water, tea, and oatmeal with all the fixings.