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Feb 23 - 24 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Volunteers Needed for Shoshone Springbrook Restoration Project

Volunteers Needed for the Shoshone Springbrook Restoration Project in Shoshone, CA

We will be continuing to restore a spring outflow channel in Shoshone, California. We are trying to expand the current range of the Shoshone pupfish which was once believed to be extinct. This project is funded by Shoshone Village, a Desert Fish Habitat Partnership grant, and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. Shoshone is 1/2 hour West of Pahrump and a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas.

When: January 5 & 6, 2024 and February 23 & 24, 2024. Each day, we will work from 9 am to 4 pm.

We will be doing the following activities:

Digging up wetland plants from other locations in Shoshone (wetland plugs), putting the plugs in buckets, and planting the plugs along the springbrook channel. We will harvest and plant rush, spikerush, three-square bulrush, and salt grass.

Cage the transplanted plants to protect them from herbivores.

Water all plants.

Cover the weed barrier plastic sheet with dirt and plants so that it is not visible outside of the channel and it does not move.

Remove invasive cattails from the channel and cut bulrush in existing pupfish ponds so that water remains open for the fish.

What to Bring: Dress in layers so if you get hot you can remove a layer. Bring rubber knee high boots or waders if you have them to work in the water otherwise you can work on shore. Bring work gloves and a water bottle which can be refilled if needed. Bring your own food.

To Register: Contact Christiana Manville by text, phone or email: 702-271-6137 Please specify which day you want to volunteer for.

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