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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.
A Young Birder is any young person who is serious about birding, knows some birds, and is willing to learn. SFVAS conducts Young Birders Group walks to foster that learning, helping to create the next generation of birders. The world needs birders, to watch, to identify, to count and to speak out for protection of habitat. It’s not work, though — it’s fun. Meet in the parking lot below the Sookie Goldman Nature Center.
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!
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 email@example.com or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701
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
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
Come work with the biologists from the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service to dissect sterilized coyote scat (poop!) collected in Thousand Oaks, and to identify the contents!
We will provide protective equipment and tools. We will also provide bagels and coffee, but feel free to bring lunch/snacks for yourself or to share!
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’re coming with a kid, please download a ticket for each of you.
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.
Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake that is home to spectacular water birds and the Reserve hosts migrating birds as well as local residents.
More information, pictures, directions, accurate map, contacts at www.sfvaudubon.org/events.