Channel Islands Restoration protects rare and endangered plants and animals by restoring habitat in sensitive and unique natural areas on the California Channel Islands and adjacent mainland. We educate a variety of groups about the value of native habitat and how to protect it. We recruit volunteers and identify and develop public and private funding sources for habitat restoration programs. We create collaborative relationships within the environmental community. CIR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Our work is only possible thanks to the tremendous amount of volunteer support we receive from our community. Here is a sampling of upcoming volunteer opportunities. To sign up to volunteer and to be the first to know about new opportunities, head over to our Volunteer page and fill out the form.
San Nicolas Island Multi-Day Planting
Thursday - Monday, October 18 - 22
Volunteers will continue to assist with our ongoing restoration work to install native plants in critical habitat.
Sunday, October 21st • Sunday, November 4th. 8:30 - 12:30
European sea lavender, the target of our efforts, has the potential to outgrow our native marsh plants and greatly decrease the ecological value of this critical habitat!
Camarillo Native Plant Nursery
Join us to help grow and maintain native plants for CIR's restoration projects and sites! Working with CIR's experienced Nursery Manager, Kelle Green, volunteers will learn about native species and different horticulture techniques.
Sisquoc River Backpacking Invasives Removal
Monday - Friday, October 22 - 26 • Monday - Friday, November 5 - 9 • Friday - Sunday November 16 - 18 (No Los Padres Outfitters) • Monday - Friday, November 26 - 30 • Saturday - Wednesday, December 8 - 12
Join us as we trek through the verdant riparian (stream-side) forests along the Sisquoc River in search of tamarisk - one of the most devastating invasive plants in the American Southwest.