Mar
30
Sat
After the Fire: Wildflower Hike at Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us on a spring wildflower hike and explore Paramount Ranch! This free and family-friendly event will be led by National Park Ranger Luis Jimenez. He will take folks on a hike through areas that were burned during the Woolsey Fire last November. Although the film sets of Western Town burned down, the surrounding area is expected to experience a beautiful regrowth of spring wildflowers. And the chapel used in HBO’s Westworld survived the fire!

Together we will learn about fires, and how they impact our plants and wildflowers!

All around the Santa Monica Mountains there have been reports of California poppies (Eschscholzia californica), blue dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum), shooting stars (Primula clevelandii), lemonade berry (Rhus integrifolia), lupines, wild cucumber (Marah macrocarpus), Johnny jump ups (Viola pedunculata), Indian warriors (Pedicularis densiflora), sticky phacelias (Phacelia viscida) and chocolate lilies (Fritillaria biflora) being spotted. Big-pod ceanothus (Ceanothus megacarpus), one of our most common shrub species, has also been turning entire hillsides white with their flowers.

For your safety, please bring water, wear a hat and/or sunscreen and close-toed shoes.

Please RSVP to ljimenez@nps.gov. All are welcome!

Apr
9
Tue
CNPS : Ballona Wetlands Native and Invasive Plants Management @ First United Methodist Church Tickets
Apr 9 all-day
CNPS : Ballona Wetlands Native and Invasive Plants Management @ First United Methodist Church

April 9, 2019 – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Near and Long-term Invasive Vegetation Management Efforts in the Ballona Wetlands
First United Methodist Church
1008 11th St., Santa Monica, CA, 90403
Presenter: Walter Lamb, Ballona Wetlands Land Trust
The presentation will cover a brief history of the Ballona Wetlands and the current status of restoration planning with a focus on the management of invasive plant species and the promotion of native plants in the ecological reserve. The final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is currently anticipated for publication in the first half of 2019, and the presentation will discuss comments to the draft EIR by various agencies and entities, especially as they relate to native plants.

California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter Programs are free to the public. Refreshments will be served. For event details and directions, see our latest Newsletter

For more info contact Snowdy.dodson@csun.edu or email or call 818-782-9346. You can email us at LACNPS@LACNPS.ORG. Our website is www.lacnps.org