"Restoration is the return of an ecosystem to its natural conditions prior to European disturbance."
Spring Flowers on the Dunes at Sands Beach and Coal Oil Point Reserve - May 2006
Coal Oil Point Reserve offers internships throughout the school year, as well as several weekend volunteer opportunities. The Reserve happily accommodates community groups that would like to arrange a restoration workday.
Contact the Reserve Director, Cristina Sandoval, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.893.5092 to get involved today!
Coal Oil Point Reserve has an aggressive restoration program to restore degraded habitat to better support rare coastal ecosystems. Over the past seven years, Coal Oil Point Reserve has successfully restored more than 20 acres, including wetland margins, vernal pools, coastal sage scrub, dunes, and beach habitats. All these areas are now self-sustaining and rich in native wildlife.