Santa Barbara, CA
CIR works with Channel Islands National Park to remove non-native plants, collect seed and plant native species in sensitive habitats on the eastern end of Santa Cruz Island. We conduct both day-trips and multi-day trips to this portion of the island, and several hundred school kids and individuals have helped us with this project so far.
When you volunteer on Eastern Santa Cruz Island, you will be signed up as a National Park Service Volunteer. On single-day trips, participants perform service work at several important restoration sites, have the opportunity to hike on interesting trails and experience the National Park visitor center. On overnight trips, participants stay in the National Park Service campground and get involved with a wide variety of activities including evening educational activities (offered by CIR or the National Park Service), swimming, kayak excursions and hiking.