BLM California News.bytes 
News.bytes Extra, issue 556

Volunteers Pitch in at Point Arena, Stornetta Public Lands

A group about 30 volunteers and BLM staff pitched in to improve the Point Arena and Stornetta Public Lands in a volunteer hike and project day  organized by the California Wilderness Coalition Saturday, Nov. 3.

The event, supported by the Point Arena Gateway Committee and the Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers, took place on a picture-perfect day overlooking the California Coastal National Monument.

a group walks on lands overlooking the ocean below
Volunteers hike across the Point Arena lands overlooking Arena Cove

people take photos of the ocean with various cameras
Cameras clicked away all day, as the coastal weather was clear and calm and the scenery breathtaking at the Stornetta Public Lands
a view of bluffs and the ocean

volunteers use branch trimmers on vegetation
Volunteers use trimming tools to cut away coastal pine saplings in a project aimed at improving coastal meadows

volunteers hold a sign upright while others fill post holes with concrete
One team mixes cement while another ensures that a sign post is straight, as volunteers install a new information kiosk at an entry to the Stornetta Public Lands

volunteers place an explanatory sign display
A second volunteer team installs an interpretive sign about coastal resources and the Marine Life Protection Act on the Stornetta Public Lands near the Point Arena Lighthouse

- Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Northern California District (November 2012)

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