Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events August 2018

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events August 2018

During the month of August 2018, 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: 

Pints for the Peninsula at Smog City Brewery with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  Every Thursday in August from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., enjoy hand crafted local beer and support the Conservancy at the same time. The brewery is located at 1901 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance.

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy will take place at Friendship Park, on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  This walk will take in some of the best harbor and Catalina views on the eastern side of the Peninsula.  You will see Palos Verdes blue butterfly habitat restored by the Conservancy.  Drive up to the parking lot entrance near the corner of Western and 9th Street.  Friendship Park is located at 1850 W. 9th Street, San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 ext. 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org/events/NatureWalkRSVP.asp.

Trail Crew Training will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This is a one day training event to learn techniques for trail assessment and erosion repair.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Full Moon Hike at George F Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018, at 8:30 p.m.  Advance reservations are required to join one of these guided night walks.  The group is limited to 20 people and ages 9 and up are welcome.  The price for the event is $12 per person.  For more information and to RSVP go to www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

4th Saturday Education Workshop, “Amazing Honeybees at the White Point Nature Center & Preserve” will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  You will celebrate National Honeybee Day with award winning writer, Aimee Lissantheia, author of The Amazing Adventures of Melissa B.  This event is free and will take place at White Point Nature Center, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information, call (310) 541-7613 ext 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org,Events & Activities.

Monthly Activities

The 1st Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Bring the children for an easy, educational hike in this beautiful canyon preserve.  Each month the naturalist will focus on a different aspect of the native habitat and wildlife that thrive here.  This is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome.  The preserve 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. 

The 2nd Saturday Family Science & Storytime will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Gather up the children and join the nature center for a hands on science experience about one of the unique animal species that make this canyon their home.  This is a free event.  The preserve 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. 

The 2nd Saturday Family Storytime at White Point Nature Education Center will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  You will share the joy of storytelling with your children and introduce them to the beauty of the natural surroundings.  Your family will enjoy spending time with retired Children’s Librarian, Carla Sedlacek, for stories and activities featuring nature themes, exciting props and songs.  This event is free.  White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

The 3rd Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 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.

The 3rd Saturday Family Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  The naturalist led nature walk includes a visit to the Tongva Native Plant Gardens, where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used native plant species for thousands of years.  Then walk the Preserve’s paths among exquisitely restored coastal sage scrub habitat.  You will stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  The walk concludes with a visit to the wonderful Nature Education Center for all ages.  This is considered a moderate walk.  The White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  Meet at the information kiosk between parking lot and Nature Center.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The 4th Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Observe 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.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first served basis.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613.

Native Plant Sale at George F. Canyon Nature Center will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Plants sold on a first come, first served basis.  George F Canyon Center is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive east, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274.  For more information contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday,  August 4, 2018, and August 11, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteer.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   You will help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

3rd Saturdays Family Volunteer Day at George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place on August 18, 2018, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  This is an opportunity to put on your comfortable gardening clothes and take part in a kid friendly habitat restoration activity: plant seeds, care for native plants, and track wildlife.  Children of all ages will begin to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

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