Oct
21
Sat
Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House @ Tapia State Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 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.

Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 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.

Coyote Scat ID Party @ Audubon Center at Debs Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Coyote Scat ID Party @ Audubon Center at Debs Park | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come work with the biologists from the National Park Service to dissect sterilized coyote scat (poop!) collected in L.A. and to identify the contents!

We will provide protective equipment and tools. Please bring lunch and snacks if you’ll want to eat during the event.

We ask that participants under age 16 come with a parent or guardian. And to our younger audiences, please realize that scat dissection is a delicate science and requires patience and focus.

If you have magnification equipment or table lights that you would like to bring, feel free, but we have plenty to share as well!

Please RSVP (October 21 | November 18)  and email us at lacoyoteproject@gmail.com with any questions!

Fall Campfire Program/ Fogata @ Marsh Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fall Campfire Program/ Fogata @ Marsh Park | Los Angeles | California | United States

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

FREE MARSHMALLOWS AND ACTIVITIES

 

PARA TODA LA FAMILIA

ACTIVIDADES Y MALVAVISCOS GRATIS

Oct
22
Sun
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching. Adult Walk 8:30 a.m. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. 40-75 species depending on season.

We look at everything during this leisurely walk to the beach. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

Wheelchair accessible on the crushed granite path to the beach, after that it’s just beach sand.

Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.

Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Fire: Death, Destruction, and Resurrection @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Fire: Death, Destruction, and Resurrection @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

Come join us for a morning hike outdoors! Learn how fire effects our rare Mediterranean vegetation and the life cycles it goes through. We will walk through some previously burned areas on a moderately paced 1.6 mile hike, with some rocky areas and steps.

Please wear appropriate hiking footwear and bring water, hat, snacks, and sunscreen.

Meet at main parking lot.

Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching.
Children and Parents Walk 10:00 a.m. – One hour session, 40 to 75 species possible.

We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area between parking lot and channel. The walk starts at 10:00 AM to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, you must call Lu (310-395-6235) to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.

Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Gourd Necklace Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Tickets
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gourd Necklace Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center | California | United States

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Get creative with Potawatomi artist Nadiya Littlewarrior as she presents a workshop on making and decorating gourd necklaces. All ages welcome. Materials will be provided.

 

To make reservations please contact Razsa Cruz: 805-418-3163 or razsa_cruz@nps.gov

 

Please include name and contact information and how many in your party.

P-22 Day Festival @ Shane's Inspiration In Griffith Park Tickets
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
P-22 Day Festival @ Shane's Inspiration In Griffith Park  | Los Angeles | California | United States

October 22 is now forever known as P-22 Day, by official declaration of the City of LA. That’s right, Los Angeles recognizes the importance of its resident cougars.

Mark your calendars and come celebrate my special day with our second annual festival in Griffith Park. It’s free and open to the public. You can pose with me (well, my likeness) in a photobooth, try out a virtual reality experience of a wildlife crossing and the LA River, meet Ranger Rick, learn from experts on how to coexist with wildlife, view an urban wildlife garden installation, join in with the California Conservation Corps for a Bioblitz Dance, go on a ranger led walk, take a workshop on how to set up a wildlife camera, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food, and discover many more exhibits and activities.

The P-22 Day Festival is part of Urban Wildlife Week, October 15-22, a series of events across the Santa Monica Mountains and the Los Angeles area including a 50-mile hike lead by National Wildlife Federation’s California Director, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, and many partners. They will walk through the Santa Monica Mountains and Los Angeles-–taking a similar path to the one that P-22 may have followed.

Their journey, tracked virtually by millions worldwide, will illustrate how the promise of connectivity is integral not just for the future of mountain lions, but for all wildlife such as salamanders, birds and butterflies. A rally at the site of the proposed wildlife crossing in Agoura Hills will kick-off the walk.

More information at: http://urbanwildlifeweek.org/

P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Week is a program of the National Wildlife Federation and #SaveLACougars

Gourd Necklace Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Tickets
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gourd Necklace Workshop @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center | California | United States

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Get creative with Potawatomi artist Nadiya Littlewarrior as she presents a workshop on making and decorating gourd necklaces. All ages welcome. Materials will be provided.

 

To make reservations please contact Razsa Cruz: 805-418-3163 or razsa_cruz@nps.gov

 

Please include name and contact information and how many in your party.