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Great Seeds Restoration

The Children’s Forest Great Seeds Restoration Program exists to restore remote and recreational sites that have been disturbed or denuded by fire, bark beetle infestation, erosion, and human impacts on our local mountains. The program was launched in 2005 and has quickly become a vital component of our ongoing restoration work.  

The Children’s Forest Great Seeds Forest Restoration Program is designed to grow and plant native shrubs and trees for damaged sites.

Under the direction of Children’s Forest naturalists, US Forest Service Botanists and adult community mentors, youth volunteers are trained in a hands-on experiential environment to complete the necessary forest restoration on barren landscapes. This includes working at the greenhouse and tree nursery facilities, participating in native plant workshops, and working at project sites to learn the complex components of restoration including native plant identification, seed collecting and propagation, project monitoring, care and evaluation.

Youth and adult volunteers collect seed, propagate seeds, care for greenhouse facilities, plant trees, remove invasive weeds, monitor and care for restoration sites, and maintain trails and recreation sites - completing restoration work from start to finish.


Get Involved - Become a Volunteer Today!

Sign-up below to join one of our monthly volunteer events.  

For more information about volunteering or to set-up a group volunteer day, please contact:
Juli Goss, Restoration Manager
jgoss@mountainsfoundation.org 

2014 Greenthumbs Flier

Greenthumbs- Lytle Creek
2nd Saturday of the Month, April-November

Greenthumbs- Big Bear
3rd Saturday of the Month, March-October

National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 27, 2014

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