Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 @ 11:27 a.m. / Community

Help Remove Invasive Plants Near Lake Earl on Sunday; Learn About the Rare Silvery Phacelia on Wednesday

Ninety-plus hooded mergansers float on Lake Earl near Crescent City. Photo courtesy of Deborah Jaques

Join volunteers with the Tolowa Dunes Stewards and Redwood Parks Conservancy on Sunday as they restore shorebird habitat in the Lake Earl Wildlife Area.

Wildlife biologist Deborah Jaques will tag along, providing a briefing about the birds that benefit from the ongoing efforts to remove European beachgrass, according to a Tolowa Dunes Stewards press release.

Tolowa Dunes Stewards director, Sandra Jerabek, will discuss the future of the “failed Pacific Shores subdivision.”

Dress for the weather, including a hat and layers, bring water, lunch and binoculars. Heavy rain cancels. Sanitized gloves, tools and sweet treats will be provided.

Volunteers will meet just before 10 a.m. inside the entrance to Pacific Shores at Kellogg Road and Tell Boulevard. For more information, email or text (707) 954-5253.

Meanwhile, Jerabek will join Katrina Henderson, of California State Parks, will give a Zoom presentation Wednesday focusing on the silvery phacelia, a rare plant found only in the Lake Earl Wildlife Area and Tolowa Dunes State Park near Crescent City.

Their presentation is sponsored by the California Native Plant Society. For a link, visit


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