Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events April 2017

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events April 2017

During the month of April 2017, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is offering outdoor hikes/activities for Palos Verdes home owners to enjoy including bird walks, nature walks with naturalists, nocturnal full moon walk and volunteer opportunities which are listed below.

Special Events: 

Beauty of Nature film series – Seasons, will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., at Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro. This is an awe inspiring tale about the “golden age of forests” when the ice retreated and animals roamed on beautiful natural lands.  This is a visually stunning film by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud who also produced “Winged Migration.”  The cost for the film is $10, and youth is free. Tickets can be purchased on www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Team Leader Training at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This program needs the assistand and support to lead outdoor volunteer days.  Volunteers must sign up for 2 events at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Composting 101 Presentation will be held at the White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.  Compost to a greener tomorrow with Denise Epport, President of Trifomis Corporation.  This event is free. RSVP to www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Monthly Activities:

The First Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  Bring your family and join a naturalist guide to discover habitat, wildlife and more on an easy hike up the canyon with amazing views of the city.  This is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Family Nature Exploration at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  You will join retired librarian, Carla Sedlacek, for Stories, Songs and More.  Meet at the Nature Center and bring the whole family for this free event.  The Nature Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at Linden H. Chandler Preserve, will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.  You can experience this impressively restored 28 acre nature preserve with its lush oasis of riparian habitat and home for the rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly.  This is considered a moderate walk. This walk is free and open to the public.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 x 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Explore nocturnal sights with an expert Naturalist under a full moon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve on Sunday, April 9, 2017.  Call (310) 547-0862 for reservations and time.  Children must be at least 9 years of age and there is a fee of $12 per person.  Reservations required at ww.pvplc.org/Events&Activities.

Birding with Wild Birds at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe the birds now making a home in the restored habitat at the Preserve.  Binoculars will be supplied for beginners.  The program is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  White Point Nature Education Center is located at 1600 West Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first serve basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Birding with Wild Birds at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.  Explore the birds in nesting season making a home in the canyon.  The program is free and all ages are welcome.  Parking is available at the Center which is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 547-0862 or RSVP at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  You will nurture seedlings and help shrubs grow for habitat restoration projects.  Must RSVP at least 48 hours in advance.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore important wildlife habitat while enjoying beautiful views.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Native Plant Nursery will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   You will nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  You must RSVP by Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Rapid Response Team will be working on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will work alongside conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails.  The task will include trail maintenance, building fences, installing signage and more.  They will be working various locations around the Preserve where work is most needed.  Directions to sites will be emailed after signing up.  No experience is needed.  Volunteers must be 15 and older.  Sign up at http://pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

To read my prior article on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.

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