MURRIETA – The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, 39400 Clinton Keith Road, in Murrieta is seeking additional volunteers as it recovers from the Sept. 4, 2019, Tenaja Fire and the COVID-19 closures.
Except for the Sylvan Meadows Multi-Use Area, the reserve has remained closed to the public since the fire to help protect those sensitive habitat areas damaged from the fire, and cultural resources exposed by the fire. Plans are now underway, however, to partially reopen the Hidden Valley and Vernal Pool trailheads, located on Tenaja Road and Via Volcano Road, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the fall.
To do so, the reserve is seeking to recruit over 100 adults, ages 21-64, to serve as trailhead, gatekeepers and trail protection volunteers. The Sylvan Meadows trailhead will remain