Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for September

September 1 – 30, 2019

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special events and monthly activities.

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.”

For additional information and registration, visit the website at https://pvplc.org/ or call (310) 541-7613.

Check out what’s on tap for September….

Special Events

Team Leader Training at White Point Nature Center, Saturday, September 7th, 9am – 12pm. If you love restoring habitats and working with others, this program is for you! Team Leaders provide support and oversight during events. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Nature Walk at Alta Vicente Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, September 14th, 9am. Enjoy the beautiful weather exploring 22-acre restoration site with cactus wren and gnatcatcher habitat with beautiful views of Catalina Island. Moderate to strenuous. Park at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. RPV. Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Explore wildlife creatures of the night on a Full Moon Hike with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Friday, September 13th, 7:30pm. Reservations required. 9 yrs. +. $12 person. Reservations required at pvplc.org or (310) 541-7613

Docent Orientation at White Point Nature Education Center, Sunday, September 15th, 11am-12pm. Come find out if being a Conservancy Docent is right for you! The Conservancy relies on a team of Docents with a flexible schedule and see which types of activities you might enjoy. Manage a nature center for the day, visit local schools to teach about the Peninsula’s natural history, lead a nature focused storytime, help with a fieldtrip; the options are many. Come find out about it. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

National Public Land’s Day, Saturday, September 28th, 9 am – 12 noon at White Point Nature Preserve. Join the community for our largest celebration of our public lands. Help restore the native garden, benefiting local wildlife and our community at one of our largest events of the year celebrating our public lands! Open to all ages. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Monthly Activities

Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 7th, 11am. Families will enjoy this easy and educational walk with our Naturalist through this beautiful canyon preserve to discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that call it home. The walk concludes inside the Nature Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. Free. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. For more information, contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Family Science & Storytime Featuring the Desert Cottontail with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 7th, 11am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula’s Desert Cottontail. Then listen as our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek shares related children’s literature. Afterward explore the wildlife exhibits in the Nature Center and take a self-guided walk on the trails. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve, Saturday, September 14th and 21st, 9am – 12pm. Have fun and help care for this restoration area that is home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species with spectacular view of Pacific Ocean. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Family Science & Storytime Featuring the Great Horned Owl with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 14th, 11 am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the Great Horned Owl. Stay to explore the wildlife exhibits and the beautiful preserve trail. Bring your lunch to enjoy a picnic under the shady Learning Tree. Free and appropriate for all ages. Leashed dogs and strollers welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Still time to spruce up your garden this summer! Native Plants Sale at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 14th, 11 am to 3 pm. These beautiful and resilient plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Visit: www.pvplc.org for more information.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve, Wednesday, September 18th, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making White Point Nature Preserve home. Try to spot a burrowing owl or listen for the call of the endangered gnatcatcher. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Family Outdoor Volunteer Activity at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 21st, 11 am. Put on your grubbies and take part in kid-friendly activities to plant seeds, care for native plants and track butterflies. Children of all ages will begin to understand the roles that humans play in efforts to conserve and restore our natural areas. Free. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities

Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 21st, 11 am. Everyone in the family will enjoy a Naturalist guided walk through our Tongva Demonstration Garden where you’ll learn how early inhabitants used native plants for survival. Then walk through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat with views of Catalina. For those interested in the military history of the area, continue to walk up to a WWII gun emplacement. Stay to explore the Nature Education Center. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, September 25th, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited’s expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage and woodland of this beautiful canyon. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, September 28th, 9am – 12pm. Help beautify the native demonstration garden and surrounding habitat. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Still time to spruce up your garden this summer! Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, Saturday, September 28th, 11 am to 3 pm. Help attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with local native plants grown in the Conservancy’s nursery. Purchase colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice. Plants sold on first-come, first-serve basis. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. Visit: www.pvplc.org for more information.

Adopt your own piece of nature as an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. You’ll enjoy the outdoors, be inspired by nature and learn about local native plants and wildlife. You will help create habitat for rare and endangered species like the PV blue butterfly at one of our restoration sites on the Peninsula on your own schedule. For more information, contact: info@pvplc.org or (310) 541-7613, x 215.