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Central California District
Release Date: 01/31/12
Contacts: David Christy , (916) 941-3146  
News Release No. CC-12-29

Fort Ord Planting with Live Music Planned February 18

Volunteers are being sought for a special tree planting event on Fort Ord Public Lands on Feb. 18, sponsored by the Return of the Natives and complete with live music.

“Volunteers are invited to experience some of the most beautiful areas deep in the Fort Ord backcountry while being serenaded as they help restore this area by planting native plants” said Bruce Delgado, BLM botanist.

The event will be Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Since 1996, Return of the Natives has worked with community volunteers and the Bureau of Land Management to restore and revitalize Fort Ord.

Tools, water and snacks will be provided. Live, local, perfect-for-Valentines-week, Jalisco harp music will be performed by William Faulkner. Wear sturdy footwear and plenty of layers. Bring your community service forms to get hours.

To get to the event, follow BLM Special Event signs from a) the intersection of Imjin Road and Reservation Road in Marina or b) the Lightfighter Drive exit off of Highway 1 (main California State University Monterey Bay exit).

For more information go to the website: Contact Delgado at (831) 394-8314,, or contact Jim Laske at (831) 582-3686,  Volunteer groups of 10 or more should RSVP. 

The event will be postponed only if it is raining hard on the day of the event.  Event postponement will be posted on the website, on the Facebook page, and a voicemail recording on (831) 582-3686 by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.


Central California District   2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825  

Last updated: 01-31-2012