Nov
2
Thu
Patterns of Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm
Patterns of Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Patterns of Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale

Nov 2 – Dec 28, 2017  9 am – 5 pm

Lesley Goren explores the flora of the Santa Monica Mountains through the use of pattern and bold color. Her paintings reflect the joyful beauty of the surrounding hillsides and trails.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to continue arts in the park.

Meet the Artist  Sat, 12/2  1 pm – 3 pm 

 

Datura Wrightii, Lesley Goren, gouache on paper, 11 x 14″
Dec
12
Tue
Hike the Stunt High Trail @ Stunt Ranch Reserve Tickets
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hike the Stunt High Trail @ Stunt Ranch Reserve | Calabasas | California | United States

Discover the bed rock mortars on a moderately paced 6-mile, 1000’ gain hike through a beautiful riparian canyon and chaparral with great sandstone outcroppings in the Santa Monica Mountains. Meet 8:30 AM Stunt High trailhead.

From 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr exit south, turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), right on Mulholland Hwy for 3½ miles, left on Stunt Rd for 1 mile, park on dirt shoulder on right. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Dec
14
Thu
Hike to Buzzard’s Roost @ Lower Newton Canyon Backbone Trail Tickets
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hike to Buzzard's Roost @ Lower Newton Canyon Backbone Trail | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile, 1400’ gain hike on a scenic trail through a lovely canyon, then on a fire road with great mountain and ocean views, to Buzzard’s Roost. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Newton Canyon Trailhead on west side of Kanan Rd just north of Tunnel 1 (3rd tunnel from 101). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Dec
15
Fri
Avila Adobe @ Avila Adobe - El Pueblo Tickets
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pop-up programs around a variety of cultural & natural history and recreational topics

Dec
16
Sat
Fire Recovery at Headwaters Corner @ Headwaters Corner Tickets
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fire Recovery at Headwaters Corner @ Headwaters Corner | Calabasas | California | United States

Mountains Restoration Trust is working to restore the hillsides around Headwaters Corner and Dry Canyon Creek after a massive fire in June 2016.

Come join us for a morning outdoors! Lend a hand with our post-fire restoration efforts, re-vegetating land after the Old Fire of June 2016. Help us control invasive plant species, care for the plants that are starting to regrow, and learn about the unique native annuals we are working to protect here in the Santa Monica Mountains!

This event is fun for kids and families! Volunteers under the age of 16 must bring the Parental Consent Form, which can be found on our website.

This is a free event and open to the public. For more information about Mountains Restoration Trust visit http://www.mountainstrust.org, or contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org.

Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House @ Tapia State Park Tickets
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House @ Tapia State Park | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Join Mountains Restoration Trust to preserve and protect the streams and creeks of the Malibu Creek Watershed. The invasive, non-native crayfish are harmful to the ecosystem of the Santa Monica Mountains. 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.

Great Fun for Kids and Families! Volunteers 18 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring this form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is Required
Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details. Sign up online here:

Have more questions?
Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701 ext. 203.

Best Hikes: Santa Monica Mountains, 9:30 FULL, alternate times available @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Best Hikes: Santa Monica Mountains, 9:30 FULL, alternate times available @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Join Casey Schreiner, founder of ModernHiker.com and author of the book Day Hiking Los Angeles, for a presentation on some of the best hikes in and around the Santa Monica Mountains. Schreiner will also hold a brief Q&A session and sell and sign copies of his book.

9:30 am presentation is full.

11:30 am presentation is full.

2:00 pm presentations are still open.

Limited seating; reservations required. Email samo@wnpa.org or call 805-370-2301 for reservations and/or more info.

Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Dec 16 @ 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 the lower parking lot by the restrooms for this leisurely two hour walk.

Ranger Game Day! @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ranger Game Day! @ Rancho Sierra Vista | Thousand Oaks | California | United States

Winter break is approaching and rangers are inviting you to visit the Satwiwa Culture Center where they challenge you to play strategic, fun-filled games with Rangers or with your family and friends. Games will range from board games, card games, and cultural games that were played by the Chumash and Tongva. Games will be provided, however you are welcome to bring your own.

The program and parking are free. No reservations required.

Winter Solstice Hike @ Franklin Canyon Tickets
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Winter Solstice Hike @ Franklin Canyon | Beverly Hills | California | United States

Join us for an evening hike marking the astronomical beginning of winter as it will be the shortest day and longest night of the year. Hike up a moderate trail at sunset, identifying plants and stopping at a spectacular viewpoint overlook to discuss seasonal changes, identify planets and constellations. Meet at Ranch House parking lot. Hiking in the Lower Franklin Canyon area. Hike will take approximately 2.5 hrs. Please come dressed for changing temperatures and bring water.

P​arking lot address: 1936 Lake Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Parking lot coordinates: 34.106946, -118.415251​