Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Activities for August

August 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 August….

Special Events

Nature Walk at La Rotunda/South Shores by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, August 10th, 9am. Walk through impressively restored habitat on top of an ancient slide area with spectacular bluff-top ocean views that are well worth the visit. Moderate. Park on 25th Street near Catalina Vista and the mobile home park. San Pedro. LA. Sign up at www.pvplc.org.

Trail Crew Training by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Saturday, August 10th, 9am – 12pm. Join our indoor introductory class to learn more about how you can help improve Peninsula trails. Sign up at pvplc.volunteerhub.com.

Explore creatures of the night on a Full Moon Hike with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Friday, August 16th, 8pm. Make a reservation to join a guided night hike to visit the mysterious nocturnal creatures that inhabit this canyon after dark. 9 yrs. +. $12 person. Reservations required at pvplc.org or (310) 541-7613.

Monthly Activities

Family Nature Walk by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, August 3rd, 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 Cactus Wren with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, August 3rd, 11am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration of the Peninsula’s Cactus Wren. 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.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Days at Alta Vicente Reserve, Saturday, August 3rd, 10th and 31st, 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 Science & Storytime Featuring the Rattlesnake with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon Nature Preserve, August 10th, 11 am. Bring your family to experience a hands-on-science exploration and listen to our Naturalist share children’s literature about the rattlesnake. 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.

Spruce up your garden this summer! Native Plants Sale at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, August 10th, 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.

Family Nature Walk with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at the White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, August 17th, 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, August 17th, 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

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve, Saturday, August 17th and 24th, 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.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at the White Point Nature Preserve, Wednesday, August 21st, 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.

Spruce up your garden this summer! Native Plant Sale by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy at George F Canyon, August 24th, 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.

Wild Birds Unlimited Walk at George F Canyon Preserve by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Wednesday, August 28th, 8:30 am. Join Wild Birds Unlimited’s expert birder to search for the winged creatures that thrive in the coastal sage and woodland of this beautiful canyon. Free. All ages welcome. Binoculars supplied for beginners. 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rolling Hills Estates. RSVP at: www.pvplc.org, Events & Activities

Adopt your own piece of nature this summer! 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.