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This year the City of Ukiah is leading a community wide effort to give back through a viariety of public benefit projects. In collaboration with local businesses and community organizations we’ll have crew leaders available to provide you with the resources and direction to help with a community project. You can choose to help with a trail or community garden, plant a tree or pull weed, pick up garbage or paint over grafitti. We’ll provide a list of volunteer opportunities and you can sign up to help in the area that is most meaningful to you.
Project Descriptions (Sign up for one, space is limited)!
Great Redwood Trail Pocket Park Development
Volunteers on this project will create a “Pocket Park” at the end of Norton Street along the Great Redwood Trail. A rainwater collection tank is on site and some native plants have been planted with irrigation from the tank. Volunteers will install split rail fence around the area, paint the Rainwater collection tank, and plant trees and plants.
Observatory Park Landscaping
Volunteers on this project will remove weeds from the walking path and planters. Plants from the Observatory Park Native Plant Nursery will be planted in the park’s native plant beds.
Community Garden Work with the Gardens Project
Join this group led by staff from NCO’s Gardens Project and perform a variety of landscaping tasks at the Veteran’s Garden on N Oak St.
Ukiah Walks Route Re-tiling
Join this group to place new route-marking tiles along one of the Ukiah Walks routes. https://mendotrails.org/trails/ukiah-walks/
Garbage Pick-Up with Mo!
Join County Supervisor Mo Mulheren picking up trash at a location she will choose. Mo leads frequent days and the site will be selected based on the greatest need at the time.
Trail work with the Ukiah Valley Trail Group
UVTG crew leaders will lead volunteers on a hike to the new trail above CIty View Trail. Volunteers will assist with the installation of retaining walls and work to widen the trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle and gloves if you have them (extra gloves will be available.