Kicking off at Lake Calavera’s dam, the National Public Lands Day event will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m on Sept. 29.
Participants will have the opportunity to go on a five-mile hike with interactive educational stops along the trail hosted by local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops and restore local habitat by planting native plants at the preserve’s native habitat restoration sites.
“The City of Carlsbad is committed to preserving open space for the community to enjoy,” said Liz Ketabian, park planner for the city. “This event is a great way for Carlsbad residents to experience some of our most beautiful natural spaces while helping to preserve them for future generations.”
Volunteers will be provided a brief training as well as tools, gloves, water and snacks at the event. Parking is available along Tamarack Avenue near the main preserve entrance and at Calavera Hills Elementary and Middle Schools. Pre-registration is not required.
For more information, visit carlsbadca.gov/trails.