March 5–10, 2018
Amargosa River Restoration Broadwork
Return to the majestic Mojave and put down some roots!
Join Broads and our friends at Amargosa Conservancy for a riparian restoration work project. We’ll gather along the beautiful Amargosa River in the Mojave Desert to get down and dirty to remove non-native vegetation and plant willows to restore nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher.
Celebrate the arrival of spring with new friends and enjoy the flush of wildflowers and starry skies that only the Mojave can offer.
No experience necessary. NOTE: Work intensity level is moderately strenuous. Activities will include hiking into the work site, planting, digging, pulling vegetation, and hiking back out. Please consider your abilities before signing up.
Each day, we will hike into our work site along the river and remove non-native vegetation pre-treated with herbicide by teams before our arrival. Then, we will plant native willows that will grow into a native canopy, providing nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher.
Our work site will be along a stretch of the Amarogsa River, which is designated “wild and scenic”. The Amargosa Conservancy “ologists” are a hoot to work with and are experts in the area. They will teach you about the wildlife that inhabits this starkly beautiful terrain.
We’ll have 3 workdays and 1 play day, where we’ll have the opportunity to tour the spectacular Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The Wildlife Refuge has deep turquoise springs fed from underground aquifer and is home to the endangered Amargosa pupfish. Other play day activities include hiking, bird watching, and other local attractions.
In fact, you might want to extend your stay to explore this unique corner of the world:
- The Shoshone wetlands (great birding!)
- Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- China Ranch (world famous date shakes, hiking)
- Tecopa Hot Springs Resort
- Death Valley National Park
We will stay at the charming and historic Shoshone Village’s campground, at a group site reserved just for Broads. We’ll have access to showers and flush-toilet bathrooms, a laundry facility, fire pit, library, community room, and the fabulous warm spring pool—which was a huge hit at the end of our work days. We found it to be a great way to cool down and relax! Shoshone Village also has a gas station, restaurant/bar, and general store, so you can pick up ice and snacks. Find out more about Shoshone Village at www.shoshonevillage.com.
For those who don’t wish to tent camp, for an additional fee, the RV Park offers sites with full hook-ups for camp trailers. The RV park also offers two cabins: one suite and a bungalow. There’s free Wifi at the campground and RV Park—however it’s a little spotty depending upon how many people are staying at the park.
If you wish to reserve an RV site or a cabin, call (760) 852-4569 or go online and reserve at http://www.shoshonevillage.com/shoshone-rv-park.html.
As for meals, prepare your taste buds for handcrafted, home style food prepared with fresh ingredients. Breakfast and dinner are included. Participants are responsible for their own lunches and snacks.
More event details will be sent to registrants 3–4 weeks prior to the event.
We love animals, but NO PETS, PLEASE.
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