On Saturday October 18, 2014 the City of Riverside’s Parks & Recreation department joined together with the California Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) for a day of park upkeep and maintenance. The event was open to the public and a call was made to any volunteers from the surrounding community to come out and aid the city and the C’s in their endeavors to maintain the park. Called C.C.C. Volunteer Day, the event would begin at 8am for registration followed by a 9am speech by Assemblyman Jose Medina before breakfast and the work began.
The day was a huge success! Volunteers, City of Riverside Parks & Rec, and the C’s all came together to help maintain the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park in a fun and energetic day. During registration all attendees were divided into 4 groups. Each group rotated through stations that included the nature center and drought and animal information; planting and weeding; trash pick up and recycling; and trail maintenance. By the end of the day over 80 native plants were planted around the nature center and on a hill to beautify the location and to help with erosion.
The Ameal Moore Nature Center would like to thank all workers and volunteers for their time and effort in helping to maintain and grow the park. Your participation, time, and care is appreciated and applauded. If you are interested in the California Conservation Corps you can find more information HERE. More images of the day can be found at our image gallery HERE and on our Facebook page HERE.