Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2020

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 January….

Special Events

Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour Presented by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on SUN JAN 12 and SUN JAN 26, 4 PM. An exciting selection of 15 movies in two hours of adventurous and inspirational films about nature. With beautiful cinematography and remarkable individuals, the passion is contagious. Raffle with outdoor gear from Patagonia and REI, photo booth and Handcrafted Brouwerij West Beer. Two Showings: January 12th at the Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro and January 26th, at West High School Performing Arts Center, Torrance. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets at: www.pvplc.org

Hopculture Beer Fest presented by Brouwerij West benefiting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Taste handcrafted beer from 25 different distilleries. January 25, 2020 at Brouwerij West 110 E 22nd St, San Pedro, CA Time: 12pm-5pm. For tickets and more information visit: https://www.brouwerijwest.com/

Singing Bowls Sound Meditation with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 am – Discover the power of sound as medicine with international musician and teacher Jeralyn Glass. She will lead visitors through a sound meditation experience as she plays her Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls, made of pure quartz. Meditating with the energetic vibrations of the bowls awakens a journey of healing and release, relieving stress, sleeplessness, depression, anxiety and chronic. Finish with a self-guided walk through the native plant gardens and the seaside trails. White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Sign up at https://pvplc.org/_events/WhitePointWorkshopRSVP.asp

Nature Walk at Abalone Cove Reserve Tide Pools by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, January 11th, 3pm. Visit the newly landscaped trails lined with drought tolerant plants and interpretive signage. Enjoy a walk down to explore the tide pools and pillow lava formations. Moderate walk. Park in lot at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South, RPV. Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

MLK Jr. Day of Service at White Point Nature Preserve, Monday, January 20th, 9am-12pm. Please join us and help beautify the native demonstration garden, benefiting local wildlife and our community. All ages welcome! Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Volunteer Trail Watch Training at Ladera Linda Community Center, Saturday, January 25th and Saturday, February 1st, 9am – 1pm. Find out about becoming a Volunteer Trail Watch member helping to educate users about the trails, its habitat and wildlife! Become a Trail Watch Volunteer and volunteer on your own schedule. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Monthly Activities

Nature Club for Families with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, January 1 at 10:30 am – Put on your winter coat and come outdoors to experience this beautiful peninsula as a family. In January, we’ll meet the Peninsula’s amazing trees! Give your kids will love “shaking hands” with a Sycamore, hug a Coastal Live Oak, and wave at a Willow! Our knowledgeable Naturalists invite you to play games, make art, sing songs, hike trails, read books, and explore the White Point Preserve in order to become familiar with the magical trees of the Peninsula. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Chandler Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, January 4th, 9am – 12pm. Join us in installing the last planting (of the season/parcel?) to provide habitat for the Palos Verdes blue butterfly! Sponsored by our partner Patagonia! Locations may be subject to change or cancelled due to rain. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 am
Get outside with our knowledgeable Naturalists at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve for a refreshing 1.8-mile walk through this beautiful canyon preserve. Stroll through fragrant coastal sage habitat and riparian woodland to discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects that make this urban wilderness their home. This walk concludes inside the Nature Education Center with a hands-on exploration of exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Start the New Year off with Native Plants for Your Garden! Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, January 4th, 10:30am. You can help turn around the decline by 1/3 of birds in North America by providing a home for them in your own yard. When you plant native plants instead of non-natives, you expand their habitat beyond the nature preserve’s existing boundaries. Native plants will create a gorgeous and fragrant garden without chemical fertilizers or insecticides, and very little water. Our experts can tell you how! 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Visit: www.pvplc.org for more information.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, January 11th and 25th, 9am – 12pm. You will help with enhancing habitat by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants and more! Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! Locations may be subject to change or cancelled due to rain. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Nature Club with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the George F Canyon Nature Preserve Sunday, January 12 at 10:30 am – In January, investigate the mammals and reptiles that live in the open spaces and nature preserves of the Peninsula. Take part in games and hands-on learning experiences designed to teach you to identify the tracks and scat of coyotes, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, and skunks. Then, take your new sleuthing skills out on the trails, to find out what kinds of wildlife are nearby. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. George F Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Wild Bird Walk at the White Point Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Wednesday, January 15 at 8:30 am – Join Wild Birds Unlimited to search for the winged creatures that make White Point Nature Preserve their home. Keep one ear tuned for the “meow” of the endangered gnatcatcher, now thriving at White Point. Or maybe you’ll spot one of our burrowing owls, a peregrine falcon, or a red-tailed hawk. Free and appropriate for all ages. Binoculars supplied for beginners. No dogs on bird walks, please. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Nature Walk at White Point Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Saturday, January 18 at 10:30 am – Take a walk beside the ocean with our knowledgeable Naturalists. You’ll begin with a stroll through the Tongva Garden to learn how, for thousands of years, the early inhabitants of the Peninsula used native plants for survival. Continue on the trails through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat, past historic military sites, and across native grasslands. Listen for the ‘meow’ of the endangered gnatcatcher bird that is thriving here. Finish with a hands-on exploration of our Nature Center. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Start the New Year off with Native Plants for Your Garden! Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Saturday, January 18 at 10:30 am – There are one third fewer birds in North American than there were thirty years ago, with coastal birds taking the hardest hit, mostly due to habitat destruction. You can contribute to their survival by restoring coastal sage habitat in your own yard. When you plant native plants, you expand their habitat beyond the nature preserves’ boundaries, creating a new kind of contiguous urban wilderness. Your garden can be gorgeous and fragrant, require very little water, and no chemical fertilizers or insecticides; while also contributing to the survival of coastal birds and pollinators. We can show you how. George F Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. For more information, email csmith@pvplc.org.

Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Wednesday, January 22 at 8:30 am Join Wild Birds Unlimited’s expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage and riparian woodland of this lovely canyon. Free and appropriate for all ages. Binoculars supplied for beginners. No dogs on bird walks, please. Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Rapid Response Team, Fridays and Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Work alongside Conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails! Tasks include trail maintenance, building fence, installing signage and more! We work at various locations around the Preserve. No experience needed. 15 and up. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com