Big Bear Greenthumbs seek volunteers for 2017

The Forest Service and partner Southern California Mountains Foundation are seeking volunteers of all ages who enjoy working both in the forest and in our commercial size greenhouse to benefit our ecological restoration program.

For more than 20 years, volunteers in the Greenthumbs Program have restored disturbed lands across San Bernardino National Forest. The volunteers work in our native plant facilities at the Mountaintop Ranger Station in Big Bear to grow and then plant thousands of native plants to improve habitat and watershed conditions across the forest.

Activities vary from month to month as the seasons change. This summer, volunteers will continue planting milkweed for monarchs.