Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2019

PVPLC Pelican Cove Nature WalkThe Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy offers a calendar full of special activities and monthly events.

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

Here’s what’s on tap for January:

Special Events

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Two Showings: January 13th at the Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro and January 27th, 4 pm at West High School, Torrance. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is proud to present an exciting selection of adventurous and inspirational films about nature.

With beautiful cinematography and remarkable individuals, the passion is contagious. You will be moved, transfixed and energized to make a difference in our world. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets at: www.pvplc.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at White Point Nature Preserve, Monday, January 21, 9 am to 12 pm – Join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for this special day of service! Bring the family to help restore the demonstration garden, benefiting local wildlife and celebrating a day of plant diversity for a great day off from school! Please sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Volunteer Trail Watch Training with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday January 26th and February 2nd, 9 am to 1 pm. Like to hike, ride your bike or horse? Want to help protect the Preserve, its habitat and wildlife? Become a Trail Watch Volunteer and make a difference on the trails! 18 years and older. Ladera Linda Community Center, 32201 Forrestal Dr. RPV. Please sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Guided Nature Walk at Agua Amarga by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, January 12, 9am. Walk the trail, enjoy the view, and appreciate the results of many volunteers’ trail and habitat restoration efforts in this quiet neighborhood canyon on the Agua Amarga Reserve. Moderate. RPV. Directions and parking: On Hawthorne turn west onto Verde Ridge Road, right on El Rodeo, left on King Harbor Rd. Park on street and meet at Rock Park Dr. cul-de-sac. For more information, please contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve, Saturday, January 5th and 12th, 9am – 12pm. Have fun and help restore this unique canyon habitat home to many threatened and endangered wildlife species. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.
Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Preserve, January 5th, 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 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 with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, January 5th, 11am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of one of the Peninsula’s amazing wildlife species: the California King Snake! Your family will enjoy stories, songs and activities with retired Children’s Librarian Carla Sedlacek. Stay and explore the nature center, take a walk on the trails or have a picnic under the historic trees. Free. Appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Family Science & Storytime with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, January 12th, 11 am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share child-friendly literature about of Peninsula’s endangered Cactus Wren. Stay to explore the wildlife exhibits, beautiful preserve trail, and 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. For more information, contact (M-F) 310-541-7613 or (S-S) 310-547-0862 or RSVP at:www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Think About New Ways to Landscape with Native Plants this Year! Native Plant Sale at the White Point Nature Preserve, January 12th, 11 am to 3 pm – Help attract butterflies and other pollinators and beautify your home garden with 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. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, 90731. Visit www.pvplc.org for more information.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve, Wednesday, January 16th, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making the 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. White Point Nature Preserve is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, January 19th, 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

Family Outdoor Volunteer Activity at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, January 19th, 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, 90274. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Think About New Ways to Landscape with Native Plants in 2019! Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, January 26, 11 am to 3 pm. Help attract butterflies and other pollinators and beautify your home garden with 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.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy January 23rd, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited’s expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage woodland of this beautiful canyon. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Outdoor Volunteer Day by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the Native Plant Nursery, Saturday, January 26th, 9am – 12pm. Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. Reservations required by Wednesday, January 23rd. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Adopt your own piece of nature! Become an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy – Enjoy the outdoors and become inspired by nature as a volunteer. 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.