We kicked off our 2016 Backyard Collective event series in Santa Barbara with volunteers from Patagonia, Toad&Co, All Good, Deckers and REI. Backyard Collectives bring together member company employees and local grantees for a day of environmental action. These events allow us to get out of the office and get our hands dirty; doing good work to preserve and protect the open spaces in our own backyards.
We worked with Channel Islands Restoration and the Deckers events team to coordinate the event, where more than 100 volunteers planted 362 native plants in the San Marcos Foothill Preserve, cleared large areas of invasive plants, and expanded the existing restoration site considerably.
Volunteers from Environmental Defense Center, South Coast Habitat Restoration, Ventura Hillsides Conservancy, & 1% for the Planet participated in the volunteer fair following the event.
Check our events page for a full list of 2016 Backyard Collective event locations and dates. We hope you will join us!