March 22, 2020
Hello fellow Land Conservancy supporters,
Please accept my wishes for continued good health and wellness for you and your families. We’re all in this together, and together we will endure and eventually thrive.
One thing we all have in common is our love for nature and open spaces, and I encourage you to take time to enjoy the environment – whether it is a solo hike or being around the plants in your own garden. Spring is here in full bloom, and the benefits of breathing in fresh air can help alleviate stress and improve your well-being.
As we navigate this crisis together, we would like you to send us an email of your thoughts and images of what nature means to you. If you take a hike in the Preserves, share a picture on our social media with the hashtag #pvnatureheals. If you cannot make it to the Preserves, you can still share your love for nature by posting some of your past photos, a quote or poem that expresses the benefits of nature to share with others.
All around us nature is blooming and full of hope. Wild Palos Verdes blue butterflies have recently been sighted on restored habitat in the Preserve – a monumental moment for this species in dire threat of extinction. Wildlife monitoring volunteers have also spotted Cactus wrens on mature cactus planted by the Conservancy giving them much needed nesting areas.
I hope you’ll find your own way to allow nature to comfort you and your family.
Adrienne Mohan, Executive Director
P.S. We have taken steps to “flatten the curve” by temporarily closing our two Nature Centers in coordination with local cities and cancelling nature walks through mid April to ensure the health of volunteers and the greater community. We will continually reassess the situation for events planned after that date.