Volunteers help restore buildings at Audubon Starr Ranch

Great group from Google Irvine braves tough So Cal heat to bring back sanctuary's historic bunkhouse.

Volunteers from Google Irvine work on the bunkhouse wall. Photo: Sandy DeSimone

Volunteers from Google Irvine in late June braved incredible Southern California heat to help fix up buildings at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County. The group of about fifteen volunteers removed termite infested siding from the historic Starr Ranch bunkhouse, prepping it for the installation of new Hardiplank cement siding later this summer. The new siding will be both fire as well as termite resistant. During the year our riparian assistants, who help with monitoring and restoration in Bell Creek, live in the bunkhouse. Next up, Starr Ranch "main house" where the upland field crew stays. Thanks Google Irvine volunteers!

Volunteers from Google Irvine working on the bunkhouse. Photo: Sandy DeSimone

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