Vegetation Clearing at Historic Sites in the Marin Headlands
This year, CCNB has been awarded funding from the National Parks Foundation to support public lands in the Marin headlands. For this project, our crews have been working to clear invasive species of plants across the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Our corpsmembers are removing non-historic trees, shrubs, and vines at Battery Townsley, Battery Duncan, Battery Alexander, Stinson Beach, and Stinson Gulch to restore and prolong the life of these historic facilities. This work is significantly reducing future maintenance costs while simultaneously providing skill-building and leadership development opportunities for corpsmembers as they work alongside park rangers.
To make the experience even more unique, park service staff will engage corpsmembers in “campfire talks” at each of the project sites, sharing information on the natural history of the area and the former military uses of the park’s landscape. In addition to learning the natural and human history of the Marin headlands from staff, corpsmembers have also received guided tours from WWII veterans who worked at the now decommissioned military battlements. Corpsmembers are excited to continue this work into 2022!