By Carolyn Vance
National Public Lands Day will be celebrated on Saturday, October 12 at the Seal Beach Refuge. We plan on doing more planting at the Restoration area north of Case Pond. The event goes from 8:00 a.m. to noon and reservations are required by calling 562.598.1024 no later than October 4. Just like the monthly tours, we have to submit a list to the Navy. A Volunteer Service Agreement form is also required and can be found on the Friends website, sealbeachnwrfriends.org to download and fill out. Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, bring your own water bottle and signed volunteer form. The Refuge will supply the plants, water and equipment.
This area is where we find both Green-tailed and California Towhees and Green Sea Turtles which have been seen in Case Pond, which borders the restoration area. The usual suspects are Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, plus lots of geese should also be seen during the event.