Sep
2
Mon
Night Visions: Photography Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm
Night Visions: Photography Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Wildlife photography taken with a camera trap—a remote camera triggered by a motion sensor—reveals animals we might never see with our own eyes. Johanna Turner aims to take camera trapping to a new level, using her photos to tell a story and create a connection with our beautiful unseen world.

Meet the photographer, Johanna Turner, on Saturday, September 7 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

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

Sep
21
Sat
L.A.’s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
L.A.'s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Is quiet little Cornell one of the most historical neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Cornell is the only known community in Southern California with a one-room schoolhouse, general store, and post office dating back to the 1920s that are still in use. Add to that Paramount Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, a historic racetrack, two former movie ranches, a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park, and more and it is easy to see why Cornell is such a special place.

Join author Brian Rooney for a lively and entertaining talk about his book Three Magical Miles: L.A.’s Amazing Historical Neighborhood and watch never-before-seen footage of the Lake Enchanto amusement park. Following the program, Rooney will be on hand to sign Three Magical Miles, which will be available for purchase in the visitor center store.

Parking and program are free!

L.A.’s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
L.A.'s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Is quiet little Cornell one of the most historical neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Cornell is the only known community in Southern California with a one-room schoolhouse, general store, and post office dating back to the 1920s that are still in use. Add to that Paramount Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, a historic racetrack, two former movie ranches, a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park, and more and it is easy to see why Cornell is such a special place.

Join author Brian Rooney for a lively and entertaining talk about his book Three Magical Miles: L.A.’s Amazing Historical Neighborhood and watch never-before-seen footage of the Lake Enchanto amusement park. Following the program, Rooney will be on hand to sign Three Magical Miles, which will be available for purchase in the visitor center store.

Parking and program are free!

L.A.’s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
L.A.'s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Is quiet little Cornell one of the most historical neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Cornell is the only known community in Southern California with a one-room schoolhouse, general store, and post office dating back to the 1920s that are still in use. Add to that Paramount Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, a historic racetrack, two former movie ranches, a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park, and more and it is easy to see why Cornell is such a special place.

Join author Brian Rooney for a lively and entertaining talk about his book Three Magical Miles: L.A.’s Amazing Historical Neighborhood and watch never-before-seen footage of the Lake Enchanto amusement park. Following the program, Rooney will be on hand to sign Three Magical Miles, which will be available for purchase in the visitor center store.

Parking and program are free!

Sep
22
Sun
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon Tickets
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. 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.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and 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 JEAN (310-472-7209)_ 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.

Hike into History at Rancho Sierra Vista @ Satwiwa Culture Center/Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore and learn! Join Ranger Aaron for a short 1-mile guided hike at Rancho Sierra Vista and learn about the ranching history of this park site!

This hike will feature occasional stops along the trail where we will learn about the different periods and people who helped shape Rancho Sierra Vista.

Following the hike we will explore locations where historic photographs were taken at Rancho Sierra Vista as early as 1900 to get a before-and-after look of how the Ranch has evolved through time.

It is estimated that this hike should be approximately 1 hour in length to cover both the hike and the talk. The exploration with photographs should take approximately 45 minutes. There will also be plenty of time afterwards for any questions!

We will be meeting at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, not the parking lot. We will start our hike at 9:15am. See image below on where we meet.

Sign up here for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-into-history-at-rancho-sierra-vista-tickets-71219849487

Please bring shoes appropriate for hiking, water, a hat, and sunblock. Rain cancels.

Questions? Call our visitor center at King Gillette Ranch (805) 370-2301 or email us at samo_interpretation@nps.gov

 

Sep
27
Fri
Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Go behind the scenes with a ranger and explore Paramount Ranch at night! See the eerie remains of Western Town. Stand on a dangerous, abandoned racetrack. Gaze into the sky to see the stars that still shine here.

Bring a flashlight, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Stargazing will be available if the sky is clear.

Questions? Call our visitor center at (805) 370-2301.

Sep
28
Sat
National Public Lands Day @ Rancho Sierra Vista @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
National Public Lands Day @ Rancho Sierra Vista @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Calling all land lovers! Please join us to help restore Rancho Sierra Vista. We have a variety of projects we need your help with: Restore native plant habitat for wildlife; Help restore trails for all users; Lend a helping hand to improve the home for our Park Service Horses by helping restore the pasture and giving a face lift to fencing with a fresh coat of paint! There is something for everyone.

Please sign up on EVENTBRITE here.

Wear sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing, bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

Please meet in main parking lot. All participants must sign in and register before participating in the event. Please arrive early!

Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Come and enjoy a nice hike to Inspiration Point at King Gillette Ranch! Explore what types of plants and animals are native to the park and discover the rich history of the individuals that once lived and visited the park.

This ranger led program is about mile hike and all ages are welcomed! Meet the Ranger by the water fountain at the Visitor Center.

Descubra su Parque Nacional cerca de usted, con un Ranger! Esta caminata de una milla o 1,609 metros consiste de pláticas sobre las plantas y animales nativos de las Montañas de Santa Mónica. También descubrirá la historia y las personas que vivián antes en este lugar.

Este programa es para todas las edades. Por favor traiga agua, una gorra, bloqueador para el sol y zapatos para caminar. El Ranger los esperara cerca de la fuente de agua.

Oct
1
Tue
Native Vegetation Recovery Following The Woolsey Fire, CNPS Evening Program, Presenter: Mark Mendelsohn, National Park Service @ First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica Tickets
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Native Vegetation Recovery Following The Woolsey Fire, CNPS Evening Program, Presenter: Mark Mendelsohn, National Park Service @ First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica

Native Vegetation Recovery Following The Woolsey Fire, CNPS Evening Program, Presenter: Mark Mendelsohn, National Park Service

ln 2019 the NPS Inventory & Monitoring team completed over 200 Terrestrial Native Vegetation Monitoring Plots in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills (SMM & SH), more than twice the number of plots monitored in a non-fire year. By the time of the the presenation we hope to have analyzed our large dataset to make conclusions about the status of the vegetation communities following last year’s fires. In general, the SMM & SH experienced a rich and widespread green-up in the winter and spring with the substantial rains received, producing a substantial assemblage of wildflowers (including many fire followers not seen in many years), and a strong recruitment of our native shrubs via resprouting or seedlings. We even documented several populations of the federally endangered Braunton’s milkvetch and one of the rare Blochman’s dudleya. The data we collected will be available for advancing the science of fire ecology, and informing future park management and interpretation programs.

Mark Mendelsohn is a botanist for the National Park Service at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. A little over one year inro the botanist position, Mark has been working with the flora and fauna of the SMM for 6 years, following prior biological research and consulting for the US Geological Survey and private firms.

Event is free and non-members are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.

For more info go to WWW.LACNPS.ORG
**California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter Programs are free to the public.

For more info contact Snowdy.dodson@csun.edu or email or call 818-782-9346. You can email us at LACNPS@LACNPS.ORG.