Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events December 2018

Palos Verdes Hikes & Trails Events December 2018

During the month of December 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: 

Guided Nature Walk by Palos Verdes Land Conservancy will take place at George F Canyon on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  Wander along a willow filled canyon stream with coastal sage scrub in this restored habitat.  You can look down on the Peninsula’s rare Catalina Schist from one of the few places you can see the rock exposed.  This is considered an easy to moderate walk.  Park at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 ext. 201, or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities

The 1st Saturday Family Hike at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, December 1, 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, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Gather up the children and join the nature center for hands-on science based activities where children of all ages can learn about a special species: this month it’s The Raven and the Crow!  This is a free event.  The preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 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, December 8, 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 month features The Raccoon. 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 Saturday Family Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on December 15, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  This Naturalist led walk includes a walk through the Tongva Native Plant Demonstration Garden where you will learn how early inhabitants of the Peninsula used these plants for a variety of purposes for thousands of years.  Then walk the trails through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat.  Stop at a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area.  The walk concludes with a visit to the Nature Education Center with multi-media activities for all ages.  This is a moderate walk and is free.  The White Point Education Center is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.  For more information call (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-561-0917.

The 3rd Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  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 4th Saturday Native Plant Sales by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will be held at George F Canyon and White Point Nature Center on Saturday, December 22, 2018.  Colorful, drought tolerant plants are now available at the monthly plant sale.  These plants are grown from seeds harvested right here on the Peninsula and raised at the Conservancy nursery.  These local plant species are beautiful and help attract butterflies and other pollinators.  George F. Canyon plant sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and White Point Nature Preserve plant sale will take place at 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Plants are sold on a first come, first served basis.  George F Canyon Nature Preserve is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 from Monday through Friday.

The 4th Wednesday Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.  Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds that make the White Point Nature Preserve home.  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.

Adopt your own piece of nature!  Become an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  Enjoy the outdoors and become inspired by nature as a volunteer.  You will help create habitat for rare and endangered species (like the PV blue butterfly) at one of the restoration sites on the Peninsula on your own schedule.  For more information, contact info@pvplc.org, or call (310) 541-7613 x 215.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, December 8, 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, Decembeer 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  This is a great opportunity to help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat.  Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

The 3rd Saturday Family Volunteer Day at the George F. Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Put on your work 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 be learning to understand the role that they can play in nature conservation.  This event is free.  George F Canyon is located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.  For more information call (310) 541-7613 or RSVP at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Outdoor Volunteer Days at Native Plant Nursery will also take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  You will nurture seedlings to grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects.  You must RSVP by Wednesday, December 26, 2018. 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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