Give Back and Enjoy the Beauty: Dripping Springs

Stewardship
dripping springs trail

Connect with nature and give back to the land as we assist native plants and wildlife flourish in an extremely sensitive area of Limestone Canyon Preserve. You will ride through the canyon in a safari-type vehicle to the Dripping Springs Trail where you may water or add native plants. In addition we will give existing native plants room to thrive as we weed out invasive plants. As a bonus we will hike approximately 2 miles round-trip to Dripping Springs; a fern-covered rock face dripping with life-giving water creating an essential watering hole for wildlife in the canyon. Your work along this trail will not only benefit the plants and animals, but you will be supporting its continued beautification and protection.

Reviewing the 1-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this Level 3 activity. The hike is a Level 2 Difficulty Rating.


Here are the notes from today’s stewardship:

Watered plants on Lower Dripping Springs Trail-California Rose 99% brown. California Rose planted near camera on the Spur, 100% green.
On the Spur, observed a snake skeleton.

At the Springs, observed one (appeared to be a vertebra) bone. About 1 inch square.

Used:

4, 5 gallon watering cans
6, 1 gallon watering cans

The Public that attended, 3, were very helpful, focused workers with good questions about the land and IRC. We ended at 11:30

Thank you for all of your support!

No special skills are needed. Tools will be provided.

It is essential that you wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and long sleeves for this activity. As there are inherent dangers on the trails such as poison oak, a variety of bugs and plants that could be abrasive. We have some gloves, but you may be more comfortable with your own.

Please read the Stewardship Tips contained in your confirmation email to be prepared for this activity.

Sign Language is available during this activity.

 

 

Activity Details Led by IRC

Date:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
3:30
Type:
Stewardship
Organization:
OC Parks
Area:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
Augustine
Difficulty:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Elevation Change:
400 feet
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Closed

Registration is closed for this activity.