You're always being asked to help with causes that are far away. Those causes are important, but if you really want to see results from your efforts and from your donations, act locally.
Back to Natives restores habitat in and around Orange County, California. Habitat restoration that needs to happen so that our wild, open spaces are healthy for animals and for people to enjoy.
This will be the third year that Back to Natives volunteers remove star thistle on Elsinore Peak in the Cleveland National Forest. Unfortunately it's the first year the USFS cannot reimburse us for our expenses (insurance, transportation costs, etc.).
Each year we've managed to remove 100% of the thistle from within our project boundaries - and each year fewer of the plants return from seed! Our volunteers are truly making a difference, but we need your help to make it happen.
We need your donation - of any size - to hold volunteer events (like these) and accomplish our goal of removing the non-native Star Thistle that is invading the Chaparral, and threatening the area's unique biodiversity.
Please help BTN continue to combat invasive non-native plants in California Wildlands right here in Southern California. Please donate today.
Check out photos of volunteers working hard last Summer on Elsinore Peak, and if you'd like to come out and help us this year, the volunteer dates are listed HERE.