Acterra Stewardship helps restore degraded habitats to promote healthier, more biologically diverse ecosystems, and uses habitat restoration as a vehicle to educate and inspire adults and youth to understand and appreciate the natural world - both its beauty and the important services it provides.
The main elements of our Stewardship Program are the Arastradero Preserve Stewardship Project, the San Francisquito Watershed Project, the Redwood Grove Restoration Project, and our Native Plant Nursery. Each of these projects has both a habitat restoration and an educational component. All four projects depend heavily upon volunteers from the community to accomplish their work. And each provides many volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups - from involvement in regularly scheduled or specially arranged restoration workdays to more in-depth long-term experiences as assistants in our native plant nursery, streamkeepers in the watershed or docents at the Arastradero Preserve. In the process of volunteering in our Stewardship Program, volunteers provide a valuable community service and also become educated about our native ecosystem and the importance of restoring it to health.
Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Stewardship Project — Involves hundreds of individual volunteers and members of groups each year to restore damaged habitat on this nature preserve owned by the City of Palo Alto.
Permanente Creek Project — Acterra, Google, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District are partnering together to enhance a stretch of Permanente Creek that runs through central Google campus in Mountain View.
Redwood Grove & Adobe Creek Project — Brings community volunteers together to improve ecosystem health of the 5.7-acre Redwood Grove Nature Preserve owned by the City of Los Altos by removing invasive plants, installing natives, and creating habitat for native wildlife.
San Francisquito & Matadero Creeks Project — Engages hundreds of volunteers each year in restoring damaged riparian areas in the creek and its tributaries in the 47.5 square mile watershed extending from Skyline Boulevard to the San Francisco Bay.
Stevens Creek Project — We provide volunteers of all ages with fun opportunities to learn about neighborhood creek habitats and contribute to healthy watersheds through hands-on projects.
Native Plant Nursery — Involves dedicated volunteers in propagating over 20,000 native plants each year for use in the above-mentioned projects and in educating the public about the important role of native plants in a healthy ecosystem.
Young Earth Stewards — Youth can attend all of our habitat restoration workdays. Young Earth Stewards describes our programs that educate youth about our local ecosystem and inspire them to develop a lifelong appreciation of and love for the natural world.
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