Agua Amarga Reserve

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Hikes & Trails January 2023

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy continues to open its preserves and Nature Centers for us all to enjoy. However, in order to keep all these areas open, they need volunteers to help restore and maintain the beauty of Palos Verdes. Today in the Volunteer Activities you can find more opportunities to help our reserves with wildlife tracking and restorations. 

Special Events

Guided Nature Walk at Aqua Amarga Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land conservancy will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Walking the trail, you will enjoy the view and appreciate the results of many volunteers hours of trail and habitat restoration in this quiet neighborhood. This is considered a moderate walk. Sign up at

Chelsey Bonestell’s – A Brush with the Future – virtual event will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Filmmaker and Rancho Palos Verdes resident, Douglass Stewart, will discuss the amazing life and career of Chelsey Bonstell who many call the American illustrator of space flight. There is a $30 per family charge which includes home delivery of a dvd, which participants can view in advance of this date. Click here for more information.

Special Activities

New Guided Nature Walk at White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Naturalists will guide you along a trail (with amazing views across the ocean) to discover a unique variety of wildlife in their coastal sage scrub habitat. Meet in front of the Nature Center and come inside to explore after the hike. Parking is in the lot at the dead end of 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. No reservations are required. Preserve parking available in a gravel lot also at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

Volunteer Activities

Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Abalone Cove on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can help the conservancy by volunteering at the newest restoration site on a breathtaking coastal reserve and help eradicate invasive weeds to protect native species. Sign up at

MLK Jr. Day of Service will take place on January 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the White Point Nature Preserve. You can help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by removing invasive weeds. Sign up at

Outdoor Volunteer Day with take place at Alta Vicente Reserve on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can help the Conservancy restore habitat on the 22 acre restoration site (with beautiful views of Catalina Island) to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers. Sign up at

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 must be 15 years of age and up. You will be working at various locations and can volunteer by going to

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

Photo of Agua Amarga Reserve courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

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