Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for April *ALL EVENTS CANCELLED, TRAILS CLOSED*

April 1 – 30, 2020

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

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.

Take a look at what’s on tap for April….

Special Events

Earth Day Celebration Film Presentation of Fantastic Fungi by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy April 19th 5 pm Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at the film Fantastic Fungi, a consciousness-shifting film narrated by Brie Larson that is an immersive journey with renowned scientists like Paul Stamets, bestselling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others into the magical earth beneath our feet that can heal and save our planet. VIP Wine Bar Reception for Sponsors. Warner Grand Theatre, 5 pm. Cost $10, youth free. Tickets, RSVP and Sponsor information at pvplc.org.

Earth Day 50th Anniversary Outdoor Volunteer Day Celebration by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Join us April 25th 9 am to 12 noon at the White Point Nature Preserve as part a celebration of 500 million people in 175 countries. Help beautify the Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering and more. Plus nature walk, children’s art activities and raffle! Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! Open to all ages! Sign up: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Nature Walk at Forrestal Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 11th, 9am. Appreciate some of the best Wildflower viewing and dramatic geological formations on the cliffs of this former basalt quarry. See the faults, folds and igneous intrusions visible in the sedimentary bedding. Moderate to strenuous. Park in the lot at Ladera Linda Community Center. Meet near gate on Forrestal Drive. 32201 Forrestal Drive. RPV. Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Team Leader Training, Saturday, April 11th, 9am -12pm. Team Leaders provide support and oversight during Outdoor Volunteer Days! Applicants must participate in at least 2 volunteer events before attending the workshop. Sign up: www.pvplc.colunteerhub.com

Monthly Activities

Nature Club for Families: Reptiles at White Point Nature Center with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, April 1st at 10:30 am. On April Fool’s Day, don’t be fooled. Most of the Peninsula’s native snakes are not poisonous, including the beautiful California King Snake. Bring the kids to find out how the local King Snake actually helps keep the rattlesnake population down on all 1,600 acres of Peninsula Land. Design and build your own artistic snake to take home with you. You’ll leave Nature Club with a greater appreciation for all of our local reptiles. Free. Appropriate for parents and children. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. More info at www.pvplc.org or contact cSmith@pvplc.org

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 4th, 9am – 12pm. Volunteers provide a critical role in working to remove invasive weeds to maintain important wildlife habitat in this recently restored oceanside habitat. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Center with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 am. Get started on a Mother’s Day bouquet for mom, right in her own backyard. We’ve harvested seeds from native plants that have grown here on the Peninsula for thousands of years and then raised them in the Conservancy’s nursery. Mom will have birds and butterflies all year long! We can show you how. Half gallon size native plants are $8 each, and smaller ones are $5. Free for all ages. Leashed dogs welcome. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. More info at www.pvplc.org or contact cSmith@pvplc.org

Woodlands Nature Walk at George F Canyon Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 am. Wildflowers are blooming beside the intermittent stream that winds through willowy woodland in the cool shade of this beautiful canyon’s 1.8 mile trail. Come see how much spring color this year’s light winter rains have unexpectedly delivered to this lovely woodland walk. Free and appropriate for all ages. Trail accessible to jogging strollers. Leashed dogs welcome. George F Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. More info at www.pvplc.org or contact cSmith@pvplc.org

Nature Club for Families: A Bird EGG HUNT at George F Canyon Nature Center with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Sunday, April 12th, at 10:30 am. Celebrate the day with a bird EGG HUNT at George F Canyon Nature Preserve. Go bird spotting with our kid-sized binoculars and you might spy a Red Tailed Hawk, a Hummingbird, or even a Woodpecker. Learn about how the Nature Preserves provide birds with wilderness and nesting spaces in the middle of the big city. Make a fabulous feather painting, build a nest all your own, and participate in an egg hunt for kiddie prizes and fun. Free. Appropriate for parents and children. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. George F Canyon Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. More info at www.pvplc.org or contact cSmith@pvplc.org

Wild Bird Walk at the White Point Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, April 15 at 8:30 am. On Tax Day, if you are among the 100 million Americans who’ve already filed tax returns, or the 12 million who requested extensions, reward yourself with a morning of bird watching by the Pacific Ocean. The experts from Wild Birds Unlimited will lead you as you search the hills and coastline for Peregrine Falcons, Red Tailed Hawks, and passing Pelicans. Binoculars supplied for beginners. Free and appropriate for all ages, but no dogs on bird walks, please. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. More info at www.pvplc.org or contact cSmith@pvplc.org

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 18th, 9am – 12pm. Contribute to the first stages of our newest habitat restoration project! We will be planting native shrubs and removing invasive weeds in order to improve wildlife habitat for protected species such as the California gnatcatcher and cactus wren! Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Coastal Nature Walk at White Point Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 18th at 10:30 am. A one hundred acre Nature Preserve at the end of Western Avenue is in full bloom with purple lupine, orange California Poppies, and bright yellow bush sunflower. Several miles of meandering trails loop along the hills with sweeping views of the blue Pacific and Catalina Island. Join our knowledgeable docent for a guided hike where you’ll learn how this former nuclear missile site is slowly being restored with native plants and wildflowers in support of wildlife and for the peaceful enjoyment of humans. Free and appropriate for all ages. Trail accessible to jogging strollers. Leashed dogs welcome. White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. More info at www.pvplc.org or contact cSmith@pvplc.org

Native Plant Sale at George F Canyon Nature Center with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 18th at 10:30 am. The endangered Palos Verdes blue butterfly’s flight season occurs annually in April and May. When you plant pretty, yellow, flowering Deer Weed or the unusual, fluttering Rattle Pod in your home garden, you increase habitat for the elusive little creature that is arguably the rarest butterfly in the world. We can show you how to get started. Half gallon size native plants are $8 each, and smaller ones are $5. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 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 Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday , April 22nd at 8:30 am. Spend a little time today, on official Earth Day, outdoors with Wild Birds Unlimited’s expert birders in George F Canyon. Search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage and riparian woodland of this lovely canyon. Binoculars supplied for beginners. Free and appropriate for all ages, but no dogs on bird walks, please. George F Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. More info at www.pvplc.org or contact cSmith@pvplc.org

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, April 25, 9am – 12pm. Volunteers will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, adding mulch to recently planted plants and more! These efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Rapid Response Team, Fridays and Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Work alongside Conservancy staff protecting important wildlife habitat by closing unauthorized trails! Task 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