Our volunteer work day in the Mutsun garden at the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park is canceled this month, but we will be holding our regularly scheduled volunteer work day in the Pie Ranch garden (MAP) on Saturday November 17th from 1:00-5:00 pm. Please RSVP for this work day by emailing the AMLT team at email@example.com. Volunteers are welcome to stay after the work day for a potluck and barn dance with Pie Ranch.
On November 13th Episode 4 of the Native America documentary series airs on PBS. This episode includes footage of the Amah Mutsun participating in a prescribed burn at San Vicente Redwoods to promote ecological and cultural values. You can watch the episode as it airs on PBS from 7:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time, or stream the episode after it airs on the PBS website. ***Please also save the date for a special screening of Native America, followed by a panel discussion, that AMLT will host in Woodside on the evening of December 13th!
We are proud to announce that the Amah Mutsun will be sharing their environmental management practices and stewardship of Mother Earth during a lecture at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History on November 8th at 7pm. Tribal Chairman Valentin Lopez and Research Associate Sara French will be discussing the conservation and restoration of the lands within the tribal territories of Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. These two dedicated and passionate speakers will bring to light the way that history, research and innovative partnerships have all assisted our tribal band in the relearning of traditional ecological knowledge. Please join us in attendance at the museum starting at 6:45pm and support our efforts to continuously spread the awareness of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Ho!
Volunteer work days at Pie Ranch (MAP) are on the third Saturday of each month, from 1:00-5:00. The next volunteer day will be Saturday, August 18th from 1:00-5:00 pm. Please RSVP for this work day by emailing the AMLT team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are welcome to stay for a potluck and barn dance with Pie Ranch following the work day. For more details, check out the Pie Ranch website.
Volunteer work days at San Juan Bautista Historic State Park (MAP) will be regularly scheduled on the second Saturday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The next volunteer day will be held on Saturday, August 11th. Please RSVP for this work day by emailing Jay Scherf at email@example.com.
Hello friends of AMLT,
AMLT has been hard at work designing an ethnobotanical garden for the new Robert C. Kirkwood entrance to Castle Rock State Park (map) in coordination with Sempervirens Fundand California Nativescapes. The garden, along with the entrance to the park, is set to open July 2018, but before this time we need your help with the initial planting at the site. Come join our Native Stewards and our partners at Sempervirens Fund Saturday and Sunday, March 24rd and 25th, for two fun days of tending the land and establishing our culturally significant native plants. Castle Rock lies within the Muwekma Ohlone territory and as such, they will be offering a morning prayer before the workday on Saturday.
Activities will be moderately strenuous and will include digging and planting on sloped/uneven terrain. Gardening tools will be provided, but please bring your own trowels and gloves if you have them. We do ask that you bring a bag lunch and enough water to last you the day. As always, please dress appropriately, closed-toed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
If you plan to attend either of the gardening days, please RSVP by emailing Sara French at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The volunteer workday for the month of March will also be a work and learn day. In addition to working on the Mustun Garden, there will be a presentation by AMLT research associate Rick Flores followed by a talking circle led by Amah Mutsun tribal members an AMLT staff! Please RSVP for the event by emailing Dominic Lopez-Toney at email@example.com.
We hope to see you there!