Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for February

February 1 – 28, 2019

PVPLC Pelican Cove Nature WalkThe 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

Guided Nature Walk at Filiorum Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, February 9th, 9am. Walk Jack’s Hat Trail on this 191-acre property preserved in 2009 linking the Three Sisters and Portuguese Bend Reserves. This wildlife corridor boasts beautiful ocean views and native habitat. Strenuous. RPV. Directions and parking: Park on the street on Ocean Terrace Drive near Pacifica Drive, RPV. For more information, please contact (310) 541-7613 ext. 201 or sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Trail Crew Intro Course, Saturday, February 9th, 9am to 12pm. Join our introductory class to learn more about how you can help improve Peninsula trails! No experience needed, 18 and over please. RSVP: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Greeters Training, Saturday February 23rd, 10am to 12pm. Want to attend fun social events while volunteering to help the Conservancy? Attend this one-day orientation that will prepare you to help us reach out to our local community! RSVP: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Equinoxes, Solstices and Seasonal Changes Workshop at White Point Nature Education Center, Saturday, February 23rd, 11am. Ever wonder why we have seasons? What’s the meaning of equinoxes and solstices? Come join Dr. Allen Franz for a discussion of the celestial mechanics that shape these phenomena–and get a better sense of Earth’s place in the Solar System and how it helps explain our climate here in Southern California. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Monthly Activities

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve, Saturday, February 2nd and 9th, 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, February 2nd, 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 with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, February 2nd, 11am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and celebrate Groundhog Day! 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, February 9th, 11 am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share child-friendly literature about the Peninsula’s Desert Cottontail Rabbit. Stay to explore the wildlife exhibits and the 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, February 9th, 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.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, February 16th, 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.

Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, February 16th, 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, February 16th, 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.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve, Wednesday, February 20th, 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.

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, February 23rd, 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 February 27th, 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, February 23rd, 9am – 12pm. Nurture seedlings and grow shrubs for habitat restoration projects all around the Peninsula. Reservations required by Wednesday, February 20th. 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.