Explore the Wild Side of the South Bay

The South Bay is world-renowned for its miles of delightful beaches and coastline – but did you know there are also hundreds of acres of woodlands, meadows and trails just waiting to be explored?

One of the South Bay’s best kept secrets is the surprising amount of natural habitat to be found in the area and it is the mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to “preserve land and restore habitat for the enjoyment and education of all.”

They host a full calendar of popular activities, volunteer workdays, training programs and special events throughout the year including:

•Nature walks, bird walks, and night hikes on the preserves
•Special topic events and workshops
•Volunteer workdays on the trails and at the nursery
•Trail crew training for outdoor volunteers
•Environmental education programs at the White Point Nature Education Center
•Family activities at the George F. Canyon Nature Center

The Conservancy’s vision is the creation and management of large blocks of natural, open space where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment and where native plants and animals can thrive. They preserve undeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes.

Since its founding in 1988, the Conservancy has successfully preserved 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

It’s time to put on your hiking boots and explore the wild side of the South Bay.

For more information and a full calendar of events, visit the website at http://www.pvplc.org/.

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