The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is looking for volunteers like you to help restore and maintain the beauty of Palos Verdes trails and preserves. Today in the Special Events area, the Native Plant Nursery will be once again selling plants, Team Leader Training is starting, and George F Canyon Preserve will be offering a hike.
Guided Nature Walk at George F Canyon Preserve will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. You can wander along a willow-filled canyon stream with restored coastal sage scrub habitat. Look down on the Peninsula’s rare Catalina Schist from one of the few places you can see the exposed rock. This is considered an easy to moderate walk. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar.
Team Leader Training will take place at the White Point Nature Center on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Do you have a passions for being outdoors? You can train now to become a Team Leader and assist in facilitating the Outdoor Volunteer Day events! The training program is a great way to gain important leadership skills, learn more about the peninsula’s habitat and wildlife, and help restore local natural areas. This training is open to those 16 years and up. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Trail Crew Intro Training will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Fred Hesse Jr Community Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, from 9:00 am. to 12:00 noon. Join the indoor intro class to trailing building and maintenance followed by hands-on field training. Monthly Trail Crew events are moderate to strenuous activity levels. You must be at least 18 to sign up for this training. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Monthly Plant Sales have returned. Native Plant Sales take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at George F Canyon from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at White Point Nature Education Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Go to the nature centers during the sales and learn more about growing local native plants and purchase some for your garden.
Guided Nature Walk at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve will take place on Saturday, August 5, 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 views 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, August 19, 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 end of the street in a gravel lot at 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. No reservations are required.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve will take place on Saturday’s, August 12th & August 28, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Come help restore habitat on the 22 acre restoration site to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnat catchers while taking in the beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at Abalone Cove on Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can help the conservancy by volunteering on a breathtaking coastal reserve and helping restore wildlife habitat. Students can receive community service hours. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve will take place on Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can help care for the gardens at White Point Nature Preserve by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more. 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. Students can receive community service hours. You will be working at various locations and can volunteer by going to www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Photo courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy