Big Bear, Ca, November 23, 2010, 12:00pm – The U.S. Forest Service is looking for volunteers of all ages who enjoy working outdoors and have an interest in working in the greenhouse and out on the Forest in the native plant restoration program.  Since the early 1990s, the Greenthumbs Volunteer Program on the San Bernardino National Forest has actively helped restore disturbed lands across hundreds of acres of the Mountaintop Ranger District. Volunteers manage the Native Plant Nursery at the Big Bear Ranger Station. The nursery has a commercial-size greenhouse, a lathe house and a seed storage facility.  Volunteers in the program learn a variety of nursery activities such as seed collection, germination, plant propagation, site preparation, weed removal and out-planting of potted materials. Activities vary from month to month as the seasons and weather change. If you’d like to get involved, contact Linda Stamer at 909-382-2824.

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