Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve seeks volunteers for planned reopening of more trails and vernal pool

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The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve remains closed except for one trail but is slowly, but surely, recovering from the Sept. 4, 2019, Tenaja Fire and the COVID-19 closures. Except for the Sylvan Meadows MultiUse Area, the reserve has remained closed to the public since the fire to protect sensitive habitat areas damaged and cultural resources exposed by the lighting caused blaze. However, plans are now underway to partially reopen the Hidden Valley and Vernal Pool trailheads, located on Tenaja Road and Via Volcano Road, Friday, Saturday and Sundays in the fall, according to the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District officials. With the possible reopening of the pool and trailheads, the parks department is launching a robust recruitment effort to recruit over
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