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Apr 27

Earth Day Community Habitat Restoration at the Ballona Wetlands

Roll up your sleeves to help the Friends restore the last coastal wetland in Los Angeles. Get hands-on experience while learning about urban ecology. The time and effort you put in to clear out invasive vegetation gives our slow-growing native plants room to thrive. Healthy plant life is vital for a healthy ecosystem!

Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve
303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293
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Apr 27, 2024 09:30am - Apr 27, 2024 12:00pm

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Registration: Registration is required. You must also sign the digital waiver and watch the instructional safety video before the event.

Ages: Activities are recommended for ages 7 and up. Youths 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

Parking: Parking is extremely limited. Please carpool, rideshare, ride your bike, or rent a bike with LA Metro Bike Share.

What to wear: Close-toed shoes are required! We recommend dressing in weather-appropriate layers that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, along with a hat. Long pants are also recommended to protect against occasional prickly plants.

What to bring: Gardening gloves and a full water bottle to stay hydrated. There are no water fountains on-site. We will provide all other tools and supplies.

Arrive on time: The ecological reserve gates are locked during all events, and late arrivals will find themselves locked out.

Covid-19 Protocols: We recommend that participants comply with applicable public health COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Cancellations: For safety, we must cancel if it’s raining. Please check the weather before arriving. If you’re not sure, please call us or check our social media for cancellation announcements.

Donations: The suggested donation is $5 per person. By donating online or at our events, you can keep helping with restoration even after you leave! Free tours and restoration events are made possible by the efforts and donations of kindhearted people just like you.