Apr
2
Mon
Dream Catcher Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm
Dream Catcher Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Dream Catcher Exhibit Show and Sale

April 2- 30

The traditional Dream Catchers of the Plains have remained a place in Wichita artist Michael Chas Williams’ art while maintaining a source of and connection with the Spirituality of the People of Turtle Island.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be used to further the arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Apr
27
Fri
Backbone Trail Part 4: Encinal to Latigo @ Zuma-Trancas Canyons Tickets
Apr 27 all-day
Backbone Trail Part 4: Encinal to Latigo @ Zuma-Trancas Canyons

The newly completed Backbone Trail winds 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. On the fourth section we’ll start at the Encinal Canyon Rd trailhead parking area and pass through Trancas Canyon, Upper Zuma Canyon and Newton Canyon, before ending at the Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead.
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MODERATE 8 miles with an elevation gain of 1,844 ft. and loss of 300 ft.
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We will meet at Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead at 9:00 a.m. From here we will shuttle to Encinal Canyon trailhead.
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Directions Southbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From PCH, head north on Latigo Canyon Rd and take it for 7.2 miles. Park in the large dirt parking lot to the right of the road about .4 miles past mile marker 3.66 (and before mile marker 3.02).
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Directions Northbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From Hwy101, exit at Kanan Rd and take it south for 6.6 miles. Half a mile after crossing Mulholland Hwy, turn left onto Latigo Canyon Rd and continue south for another 3 miles. Shortly after passing mile marker 3.02, park in the large dirt parking lot to the left.
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• What to bring
Bring layers, water, lunch, sun protection, and the other 10 essentials

• Important to know
Rain cancels.

Apr
29
Sun
Fossils as a Tool for Marine Restoration: Old Shells Provide New Insights For Santa Monica Bay @ Pepperdine University Tickets
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fossils as a Tool for Marine Restoration: Old Shells Provide New Insights For Santa Monica Bay @ Pepperdine University | Malibu | California | United States

One of the great challenges in conservation biology is discovering ‘what was natural’ before human impacts. This problem is especially pressing in marine systems where biological monitoring and other records are brief or lacking. Dr. Susan Kidwell has been tackling this problem in our Southern California marine ecosystems by treating the shells acquired during marine surveys as a young fossil record to reveal the dramatic, unsuspected changes in species composition and abundance that have occurred across much of our region. This reconstructed history of the last few thousand years highlights the profound transformation of seafloor communities in response to ~300 years of shifting land-use in the Los Angeles watershed, providing a powerful tool that can help set priorities for restoration.

Dr. Kidwell’s lecture will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Mark Gold (UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability and Past President of Heal the Bay). Mark will be joined on stage by ocean conservation leaders and UCLA alumni Dr. Chad Nelson (CEO, the Surfrider Foundation), Dr. Craig Shuman (Marine Regional Manager, California Department of Fish and Wildlife) and Dr. Shelley Luce (President and CEO of Heal the Bay) for a lively discussion and audience
Q & A.

Please join us for an informative, thought-provoking afternoon as we discuss how to make our oceans healthier, more resilient ecosystems.

May
5
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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

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

 

Hand in Hand with Nature – Meet the Artist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hand in Hand with Nature - Meet the Artist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Meet the Artist

Hand in Hand with Nature- Pottery Exhibit and Sale

Saturday May 5    1 pm – 3 pm

 

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.

Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

May
12
Sat
Potrero Creek Restoration @ Newbury Park Tickets
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Potrero Creek Restoration @ Newbury Park | Thousand Oaks | California | United States

Come join Mountains Restoration Trust as we work with the National Park Service to restore native habitat in Newbury Park. You’ll be helping to maintain the land by removing invasive plants, mulching, and watering. We are working to return this critical habitat back to the oak woodland it once was after years of ranching and farming. The natives you will be maintaining include Coast Live Oak, Valley Oak, Western Sycamore, and supporting vegetation in a riparian flood plain, alongside Potrero Creek.

All Volunteers will need to bring the Volunteer Service Agreement signed and ready to go!

This event is great for all ages! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a 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 FREE, but is 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

Spring Star Party @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Spring Star Party @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Spring Star Party- Paramount Ranch

Saturday May 12 8pm- 10pm

Join rangers and astronomers for stargazing with telescopes! Watch with us as Venus sets in the west and Jupiter rises in the east.

The event is free. Meet in the Western Town. We recommend dressing warmly and bringing a flashlight. Restrooms nearby.

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!