May
5
Sat
Hand in Hand with Nature – Pottery Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 5 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm
Hand in Hand with Nature - Pottery Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Hand in Hand with Nature – Pottery Exhibit & Sale

Potter Kirsty Iredale finds continual inspiration from the plants and creatures of the chaparral surrounding her Santa Monica Mountains
studio.

Her functional art captures nature’s designs in clay. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Dates:  May 5 – June 28    9 – 5 daily

Meet the Artist Reception:  Sat, May 5    1 pm – 3 pm

 

May
26
Sat
Young Birders Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Young Birders Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Los Angeles | California | United States

A bird walk for enthusiastic young birders led by young birders. Join us (parents allowed, too!) as we explore the Wildlife Pond and surrounding area. Binoculars available to borrow.

May
27
Sun
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States

Join a docent for a walk along the creek and through a wooded valley. Learn about the area’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed in the park. Meet at “Main Trailhead Parking” (lower parking lot) by the restrooms for this leisurely two-hour walk.

Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Topanga Canyon Docent on the trail. Discover late springtime wildflowers and more.

May
29
Tue
Hike to the old Nike Missle lookout site @ Mulholland Gateway Park - SMMs Tickets
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Hike to the old Nike Missle lookout site @ Mulholland Gateway Park - SMMs | California | United States

Top of Reseda to Nike Site: Moderately paced 6 mile, 600’ gain hike along old dirt Mulholland to cold war Nike site. Great views of SF Valley and Encino Reservoir. Meet 8:00 AM at top of Reseda Blvd in Tarzana. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd exit, turn south and go 3 miles to Mulholland Gateway Park. Choice to park along street below the white line at beginning of fee area or pay fee and park above. Meet at trailhead at the top. Bring water, snacks, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Full Moon Hike at Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike at Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park | Beverly Hills | California | United States
Join us for our monthly full moon hike led by a Naturalist Volunteer. It will be a moderate hike that begins at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about 2.8 miles roundtrip.
Please bring water, snacks, have sturdy shoes and optional light source. 
May
31
Thu
Hike from Doubletree to China Flat @ Palo Comado Canyon Tickets
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike from Doubletree to China Flat @ Palo Comado Canyon | Oak Park | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile 1200’ gain hike in scenic Simi Hills, through chaparral, grasslands and oaks. Meet 8 AM at Doubletree trailhead in Oak Park (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd north 2.1 miles to Sunnycrest Dr, turn right and go 0.8 mile to signed trailhead on right and park along street). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Jun
2
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration @ Juan Bautista de Anza Park Tickets
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration @ Juan Bautista de Anza Park | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Come join Mountains Restoration Trust for a morning outdoors at Juan Bautista de Anza Park! We’re working to restore the native grasslands in the west foothills. We’ll be planting native southern California plants, like purple needlegrass and creeping wildrye and flowering perennials and shrubs.

Please arrive by 8:45 am and look for our group on the west side of the park. Parking is limited to street side spaces to avoid impacting parking for park visitors. Please bring a hat and a waterbottle, and wear comfortable work clothes and sturdy closed-toed shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided for you.

Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form.

Registration is FREE but is required!

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701

Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek Tickets
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am
Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.