The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy continues to maintain 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 Special Events area, the McBride Trail will be open for a hike, and in Volunteer Activities you can find more opportunities to help our reserves with Trail Crew Training and opportunities for students to receive community service hours.
Guided Nature Walk at McBride Trail with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. You will walk a rimmed canyon trail with panoramic views over the 191 acre Filorum Reserve with views out to Catalina and beyond. This is considered an easy walk. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar.
Guided Nature Walk at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. You be guided by a trained naturalist and discover a unique variety of wildlife in their canyon habitat while enjoying amazing view of the LA Basin. Meet outside on the back deck of the George F Canyon Nature Center. Park in the Preserve lot located at 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. No RSVP is required.
Guided Nature Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, February 18, 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 also available in a gravel lot also at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Agua Amarga Reserve will take place on Saturday, February 11th & February 25th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can help remove invasive weeds and care for a community restoration site to benefit wildlife. Students can receive community service hours. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Trail Crew Training will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. You can join the indoor introductory class to learn more about how you can help improve Peninsula trails. You will learn about trail building and maintenance from a naturally recognized trail expert. Following this course there will be a 2nd Saturday for field training and experience. They will be focusing on various techniques for erosion repair, building rock walls, proper pruning and more. No experience needed for the introductory course. This is for ages 18 and over. Masks are required for the indoor class sat this time. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Abalone Cove on Saturday, February 18, 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 www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
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 www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
They are looking for new people who enjoy sharing information about the Conservancy. If you are interested, join the Community Outreach volunteer team. They are trying to engage local community members at public events and looking for great participants at nature walks. No experience is needed and schedule is flexible. This is for 18 and up. If interested contact Volunteer Program Manager, Lynn Rotunno at email@example.com to learn more.
To read my prior article on Palos Verdes Hikes and Trails, click here.
Photo of McBride Trail courtesy of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy