Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events March 2022

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Events March 2022

 

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is continuing to open its trails for all to enjoy. This is also a great time to consider volunteer opportunities to help maintain the beauty of our wonderful Peninsula.

Special Activities

Beauty of Nature Author Series will take place as a Virtual Live Zoom event on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The renowned historian and author of Eden By Design, Bill Deverell, will share astonishing images of the Olmsted vision for open land throughout southern California. Inscribed books are available for purchase with tickets for $30. The event alone will be $5, and you will need to RSVP at pvplc.org/calendar-fundraising-events.

Nature Walk at George F Canyon will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. and will be guided by a trained naturalist.  You will discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat while enjoying amazing views of the LA Basin. You meet on the back patio of the George F Canyon Nature Center at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP is required.  

Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. You will explore the preserve and the Tongva native plant demonstration garden with colorful wildflowers in bloom, followed by an exploration of Royal Palms tide pools. This walk is considered easy to moderate. To sign up click here.

Volunteer Activities

Cactus Wren Monitoring Training will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You can become a Community Scientist and help monitor the charismatic and rare cactus wren in our preserves. You will be helping to track the birds, their nests, and their success in rearing babies from March to August. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Nature Walk Leader Training will take place on Saturday, March 19th & March 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This will give you an opportunity to share your love of nature with others. Learn the fascinating natural history of the area from experts in the field to assist in leading monthly public guided nature walks around the Peninsula. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com. 

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday, March 5th & March 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will help restore the native habitat on the 22 acre restoration site to create a home for rare cactus wrens and ghatcatchers while enjoying beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.  Alta Vicente Reserve is located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Make a difference by helping the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy remove invasive grasses to enable rare coastal sage scrub habitat to thrive as a home to local native plants and wildlife. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.  White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve will take place on Saturday March 19, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You will volunteer at the newest restoration site located on a breathtaking coastal reserve and help eradicate invasive weeds to protect native species. Sign up at  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com. Abalone Cove Reserve is located at 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Rapid Response Team will take place on Fridays & 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 tasks include trail maintenance, building fences, installing signage, and more. No experience is needed and volunteers can be 15 years of age and up. You will be working at various locations and can volunteer by going to  www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails, click here.

Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

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