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Valley Water Invasive Plant Removal Event

San Jose, California, United States

Date & Time:
June 7, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Local Timezone)

Event Summary:

Participants will take part in hands-on restoration work removing an invasive plant species at Valley Water's Cross Valley Pipeline project site. The Cross Valley Pipeline runs through mature native oak woodland and meadows that provide high quality habitat for wildlife. Large valley oaks, rare bush mallows, and dozens of wildflower species line the pipeline. Unfortunately, a new weed has taken root here as well--purple starthistle--a spiny, noxious weed that spreads quickly and outcompetes native plants. This event is for Valley Water employees only.

Practical Details:

9:00AM: Meet at HQ roundabout to travel to work site. We will be carpooling to the site using Motor Pool vehicles.
9:30 - 11:30AM: Invasive plant removal work. Snacks and water will be provided, along with a short presentation by our veg folks!
12:00PM: Arrive back at Valley Water campus.
12:00 - 1:00PM: Optional lunch for participants at the Admin Patio. Lunch will be catered by Pondside Café.

What to bring:
Appropriate clothing, shoes, hat, sun protection Reusable water bottle (can refill with our water coolers) Safety glasses and work gloves (if you have them). Plant removal equipment will be provided.

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