Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for February

February 1 – 29, 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 February….

Special Events

Nature Walk at Sacred Cove by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, February 8th, 2pm. Take a scenic walk down the coastal bluff to discover the tide pools below. Strenuous walk. Park in lot at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, 5970 Palos Verdes Dr. South, RPV. (Parking $6). Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Trail Crew Training by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, February 8th, 9am – 12pm. Join our indoor introductory class to learn more about how you can help improve Peninsula trails! Following this course, join us for field classes held every 2nd Saturday from 9am to 12pm that focus on various techniques for erosion repair, building rock walls, proper pruning and more! No experience needed, age 18 and over. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Docent Orientation, Sunday February 23rd, 11am to 12pm at White Point Nature Education Center. Do you enjoy our local nature and want to share it with others? Become a Nature Center Docent! From assisting plant sales to mentoring scout badges to guiding field trips, there is so much to choose from! RSVP: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Monthly Activities

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, February 1st, 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.

Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, February 1 at 10:30 am. Is it possible to have a beautiful and fragrant yard without using fertilizers and pesticides? Could our winter rains provide all the water your plants need? Yes, if you garden with native plants. We can show you how. 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, February 1st, 10:30 am. Experience this pristine canyon’s streamside 1.8 mile trail that winds through fragrant coastal sage habitat and into shady willow woodland. Observe canyon birds and wildlife, discover rare exposed Catalina schist bedrock, and enjoy a spectacular view of the Los Angeles basin at the top. This easy walk begins and ends in the Nature Center where Miss Penny, our beautiful California King Snake, welcomes you to explore. 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 at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, February 5 at 10:30 am. Bring your kids to White Point Nature Preserve this month, to get to know the mammals and reptiles that live on the Peninsula. You’ll play games, make art, study taxidermy specimens, handle pelts, and meet our live animal collection while you learn to identify the tracks and scat of coyotes, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, and skunks. Then, you’ll take your new sleuthing skills out on the trails to find out what kinds of wildlife are nearby. 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, February 8th, 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.

Nature Club for Families at George F Canyon Nature Center with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Sunday, February 9 at 10:30 am. Join us to experience this beautiful peninsula as a family. In February, we discover native trees like the large Sycamore, evergreen Coastal Live Oak, and swaying Willow! Our knowledgeable Naturalists invite you to play games, make art, sing songs, hike trails, read books, and explore George F Canyon Preserve’s magical trees. 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

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, February 15th and Saturday, February 22nd, 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 Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, February 15 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 through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat, past historic military sites, and across native grasslands. Listen for a sound like a ‘meow’ of the endangered gnatcatcher bird that is thriving on this preserve. Finish with a hands-on exploration of our Nature Center. 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, February 15 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. Plant native plants to expand bird habitat creating a real life contiguous urban wilderness. We can show you how. For more information, email csmith@pvplc.org. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. George F Canyon Nature Preserve, 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates.

Wild Bird Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, February 19 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, with habitat at the White Point Nature Preserve. Or maybe you’ll spot one of our burrowing owls, a peregrine falcon, or a red-tailed hawk. 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

Wild Bird Walk at George F Canyon Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, February 26 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. 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

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