Saturday, April 7, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Laguna Grande Restoration area in Ejido Francisco Murguia in the Mexicali Valley.
Sonoran Institute and nearly 250 volunteers will gather in the Colorado River Delta to plant native cottonwood, mesquite and willow trees as part of an ongoing effort to restore marsh, riparian and estuarine habitat along 100 river miles of shoreline.
The “Reforestation at Laguna Grande” event is an annual public tree planting that brings together government agencies, nonprofit groups, volunteers and the general public to promote the rehabilitation and protection of the largest and most-dense stand of native riparian habitat along the river in Mexico. The area is a key habitat for many species of flora and fauna of Sonoran and Baja California, including the endangered Yuma Clapper Rail. In addition, the site is becoming a critical stop-over for North American birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway.
On-site Contact: Gaby Gonzalez-Olimon, 01-686-564-9399