Tolowa Dunes receives grant to remove grass

Volunteers with the Tolowa Dunes Stewards will begin working under a grant this month that will allow the nonprofit to incorporate heavy equipment and paid crews in its ongoing efforts to remove European beachgrass from the dunes.

The organization received a $300,000 grant from the California Wildlife Conservation Board on Aug. 30, said Program Director Sandra Jerabek. This will allow the Tolowa Dunes Stewards to use crews from the California Conservation Corps and, when available, CAL FIRE as well as bulldozers and other equipment as they continue to restore an area at the Tolowa Dunes State Park and Lake Earl Wildlife Area, she said.

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