In addition to cleaning up the park, CuriOdyssey also coordinates marsh restorations projects. Bay Area saltmarshes are threatened by the presence of invasive plants such as Limonium ramosissimum, or LIRA for short, which outcompete native plants such as pickleweed. For the past 4 years, CuriOdyssey Science Educator, Cat Brett has been leading volunteer projects to remove LIRA in the marsh at Coyote Point. This year we've already seen over 900 gallons of LIRA removed!
Every year CuriOdyssey partners with Coyote Point Park rangers to organize a beach cleanup on Earth Day in April and on California Coastal Cleanup Day in September.
CuriOdyssey is also home to the Pacific Tree Frog, Pseudacris regilla. Maybe you've heard them loudly calling in our garden area, or even seen them? That's because we provide a pond for native frogs to lay their eggs in. Frog populations around the world are declining, so it's important to provide clean, healthy habitats for these amphibians to live so that they may continue to thrive in the wild. You can even build a pond in your own back yard, the frogs would love it!