The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has more exciting options for the community in February. Many of the preserves and the Nature Centers were open, but it would be a good idea to check the website to make sure your hiking path has not been damaged by the recent rain. Also 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.
Guided Nature Walk at Abalone Cove with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. February is for lovers….of nature, so experience the breaktaking coastal landscape where you can marvel at the beauty of the surroundings and have the chance to glimpse seabirds, dolphins, and whales. Easy to moderate walk. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar.
Valentine’s Day Native Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at George F Canyon from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Get the best gift for your Valentine’s Day with a beautiful native plant from the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The native plant expert will give you professional tips on creating a garden way-station and home for local lovebirds. There will be another opportunity to get native plants on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at White Point Nature Education Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Valentine’s Day Nature Club on Birds for Kids will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024. from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at White Point Nature Education Center. Join in for a Valentine bird themed Nature Club. They will be doing fun bird crafts including Valentine’s Day cards and observing birds in their natural habitat. This is for ages 5-10.
Guided Family Nature Walk will take place at White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Naturalists will guide you along a trail (with amazing views across to 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. Preserve parking available at the end of the street in a gravel lot at 1600 West Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up at pvplc.org/calendar.
Community Canvassing Orientation will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Learn to introduce the Conservancy by meeting and greeting people in front of Peninsula businesses or vising residents in the Peninsula neighborhoods. This is for 18 years and up. All training will be provided and no experience is needed – just an interest in engaging the public to learn about conservation! Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Docent Orientation – Virtual – will take place on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Help share your love of nature to educate students and the public. No experience is required. Must be 18 years of age. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Trail Crew Intro Training will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at Hesse Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Learn about trail building and maintenance from a naturally recognized trail expert covering various techniques for erosion repair, building rock walls, proper pruning and more. No experience is required. Must be 18 years of age and over. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day at Agua Amarga Reserve will take place on Saturdays, February 10 & February 24, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Help remove invasive weeds and care for a community restoration site to benefit wildlife. Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Outdoor Volunteer Day will take place at White Point Nature Preserve on Sunday’s February 11 & February 25, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You will help care for the native plant demonstration garden 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 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.
Photo of Abalone Cove Volunteer Day courtesy of PVPLC