If you check out many of the botanic or natural areas videos posted here at HW, you’ll notice a preponderance of gray-haired volunteers, residents who have lived long enough to appreciate how the land changes over time and how vital it is to preserve the irreplaceable. As you gain retirement time, will you choose a meaningful way to spend time in the fresh air?
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Jim Karnik Films | Alien Carpobrotus, aka Iceplant or Sea Fig, once smothered the land along Los Penasquitos Marsh Preserve, but now an army of volunteers fights to keep it and other invaders in check. Meet the Whacky Weeders and Darren Smith, State Parks Environmental Scientist, as they do battle against invasive aliens to preserve the delightful tapestry of native species.