FALLBROOK — A Natural Resources Conservation Service grant has provided funds for 10 acres of habitat restoration at the Fallbrook Land Conservancy’s (FLC) Los Jilgueros Preserve.
With a percentage matched by the FLC and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the grant allows the planting of 3,100 native plants over the next two years.
The FLC’s Native Plant and Wildflower Team, along with the Friends of Los Jilgueros and other volunteers, will be planting, mulching, stacking rock piles for habitat, extending irrigation and providing maintenance for the plants and wildflower seed.
Some of the proposed plants for the restoration include coast live oak, sycamore, cottonwood, elderberry, toyonberry, white and black sage and California rose.
“By restoring the native vegetation at Los Jilgueros we are establishing habitat for native birds and wildlife,” says Jan Beeler, member of the Native Plant and Wildflower Team.
The public is invited to attend a planting at Los Jilgueros on Saturday, November 14, at 8:30 a.m. The 46-acre preserve, located just north of Fallbrook High on South Mission Road, is one of 10 properties owned and operated by the FLC, a private, nonprofit organization.
Easy trails, ponds and riparian habitat make this park a popular spot for walkers and birdwatchers.
For more information on the Fallbrook Land Conservancy and volunteering, visit http://www.fallbrook
landconservancy.org or call the FLC office at (760) 728-0889.