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Join Audubon Kern River Preserve staff & volunteers for our Habitat Restoration Workdays. Kern River Preserve will be implementing the first phase of a 3 year restoration project funded by the NRCS Wetland Reserve Program and USFWS Partners for Wildlife Program. We will bUe planting native shrubs, grasses and trees on 24 acres of formerly cultivated floodplain along the South Fork Kern River. Our goal is to enhance habitat for a variety of wildlife species including San Emigdio Blue butterfly, Loggerhead Shrike, Summer Tanager and Southwestern Pond Turtle.

Volunteer Workday Calendar:
May 17, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance
June 21, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance
July 19, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance
August 16, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance
September 20, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance
October 18, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance
November 15, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance
December 13, 2014 Site Care & Maintenance


Volunteers of all levels of ability and time commitment are welcome. We need volunteers that can take on responsibility for various portions of the project.

*If you or your group have the time and ability to help on dates other than scheduled workdays please contact us to coordinate.

Bring food & water, gloves; wear long sleeves & pants, work shoes or boots. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 8am at the Alexander Restoration Site on Fay Ranch Road, 1/3 mi. north of Hwy 178 in Weldon. Contact the Kern River Preserve Land Steward, Sean Rowe (email: or (760) 378-2531)) to RSVP.


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About Audubon Kern River Preserve

The Kern River Preserve is managed by Audubon California for the preservation of one of California’s largest contiguous cottonwood-willow riparian forests and the wildlife it supports.

Audubon Kern River Preserve supporters provide financial and volunteer support for Preserve outreach, education, wildlife habitat protection & stewardship.

Since 1905 Audubon has been protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.

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