The Greenthumbs is a group of volunteers who assist the San Bernardino National Forest’s native plant nursery and restoration program. Volunteers collect seeds, work on germination and plant propagation projects, invasive species eradication and planting native vegetation on the forest.

Greenthumbs host a volunteer work day Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. on the national forest near Lake Arrowhead to maintain monarch butterfly habitat and to collect native seeds.

Volunteers meet at the US Forest Service Sky Forest Work Center at

9 a.m. then drive 10 miles on a paved road to the work site. Restrooms are available at the work center and near the project site. All ages are welcome.

Volunteers should RSVP in advance. Contact Megan Clement at 909-382-2809 or megan.clement@usda.gov. Workers should bring sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, lunch and water. Gloves and tools will be provided.

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