Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for December

December 1 – 31, 2019

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 December….

Special Events

Nature Walk at Lower Portuguese Bend Reserve by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, December 14th, 9am. Follow Sandbox Trail ascending through grasses and low shrubs for nice views of the Pacific Ocean. Easy. Park in dirt lot on PV Dr. South west of Schooner Dr. and the Portuguese Bend Beach Club and east of Peppertree Drive. Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Monthly Activities

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, December 7th, 9am – 12pm. Help restore this critical habitat home to many endangered wildlife species. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, December 7th, 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 Featuring the Peregrine Falcon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, December 7th, 11am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula’s Peregrine Falcon. Then listen as our wonderful librarian, Carla Sedlacek shares related children’s literature. Afterward explore the wildlife exhibits in the Nature Center and take a self-guided walk on the trails. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. RSVP at www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at Abalone Cove Reserve with Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, December 14th & 28th, 9am – 12pm. Help restore this unique shoreline reserve on our newest project! Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Family Science & Storytime Featuring the Raccoon with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, Saturday, December 14th, 11 am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the Raccoon. Stay to explore the wildlife exhibits and the beautiful preserve trail. Bring your lunch to enjoy a 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. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Native plants are beautiful holiday décor and great gifts! Native Plant Sale at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, December 14th, 11 am to 3 pm. These beautiful and resilient plants will attract butterflies and other pollinators with plants grown in the Conservancy’s native plant 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. Visit: www.pvplc.org for more information.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve, Wednesday, December 18th, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited to explore the birds making 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. 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities.

Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, December 21st, 9am – 12pm. Help beautify the Nature Center’s 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, Saturday, December 21st, 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, Saturday, December 21st, 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. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities

Native plants are beautiful holiday décor and great gifts! Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, Saturday, December 28th, 11 am to 3 pm. Help attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden with local native 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.

Adopt your own piece of nature as an Adopt-a-Plot volunteer with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. You’ll enjoy the outdoors, be inspired by nature and learn about local native plants and wildlife. 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.