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Earth Day brings focus on ecology and practical ways to improve the environment – Daily News

Earth Day brings focus on ecology and practical ways to improve the environment – Daily News

Earth Day brings focus on ecology and practical ways to improve the environment – Daily News

 

Volunteers Cleaning Communities holds an Earth Day event April 23rd to clean up trash on Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills and Universal City. The file photo shows volunteers from the Church of Rocky Peak and the Kiwanis Club in Chatsworth joining Volunteers Cleaning Communities in March 2022 in order to clean up trash from Haskell Creek, in the Sepulveda Basin. (Photo by Andy Holzman. Contributing Photographer).

 

The first Earth Day was observed on April 2, 1970 as an environmental “teach-in” in the United States. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, a conservationist and former governor of Wisconsin, is credited with establishing a special day to raise awareness about the seriousness of pollution, and to find legislative as well as personal ways to care for the environment.

Here is a selection of 2022 Earth Day activities in Los Angeles County.

 

April 22

 

Restoring Natural Habitat of DunesWith support from several city, county, and state agencies, the Bay Foundation invites volunteers to remove non native iceplants and plant native species seeds on North Manhattan Beach dunes. The hours for the work are 9:30-11:30 a.m. on April 22, 27, and 29, Lifeguard Tower, 26th Street Manhattan Beach. Check the Environmental Sustainability section of the city’s website, manhattanbeach.gov. For more information and to register as a volunteer, click here bit.ly/3xO3SM2

Wild for the Planet Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical GardensSpecial programming for Earth Day & April, 10 a.m.-4. p.m. Advance admission is required: $22 and $19 for ages 6-12; $17 respectively. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 323-644-4200. Information about April programming: www.lazoo.org/plan-your-visit/special-experiences/wild-for-the-planet/

Sustainability, Climate Change and Our Environment Los Angeles City College and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles present presentations of the topics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the City’s Garden (next to the Martin Luther King Library) on the college campus. Parking is available in lot 4 and street. LACC, 855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. www.lacitycollege.edu/Calendar/Events/All/2022/3117

Ocean Kayaking Litter Cleaning-UpGuests will paddle around the Marine Protected Area at the Palos Verdes Peninsula from 11:30 a.m. to April 22. Weather permitting Minimum age: 5. Cost $120 per person; advanced reservations required. Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. 310-494-7891. terranea.com. Register now: bit.ly/3jY7cfB

Earth Day 2022 at Memorial Park, Pasadena The nonprofit Day One and the City of Pasadena present a “Pasadena Candidate Climate Forum,” 5-6 p.m. (moderated by the League of Women Voters Pasadena; main stage), followed by an expo, 6-8 p.m (Leavitt Pavilion lawn). Location: 85 E. Holly St. For more information and to register in advance, click here www.godayone.org/event-details/earth-day-2022

 

April 23

 

Earth Day Clean Up on Ventura Boulevard Universal Studios to Valley Circle Boulevard:Volunteer to clean up litter on Ventura Boulevard from 8:30-10:30 AM. This includes litter in alleys as well as bushes, curbs, streets, and streets. Volunteers will work in pairs and be assigned to different areas. You will need to bring your own gloves and water. We will provide cleaning supplies. Volunteers Cleaning Communities organizes the event. Jill Mather can be reached at jill@vcc.world. Register ahead by clicking the link on this website: volunteerscleaningcommunities.com/schedule-of-events

Torrance Beach Clean-UpAssemblymember Al Muratsuchi will participate in the event with volunteers from Palos Verdes South Bay Sierra Club and Grades of Green. The event starts at 9 a.m. Miramar Park, 201 Paseo de la Playa, Redondo Beach. Call 310-375-0691 to make a reservation and volunteer: bit.ly/3L3wKUrOr, click here bit.ly/3JYxZ5P

Earth Day Celebration in San FernandoMembers of the congregation are welcome to attend the opening ceremony. Fernandeno Tatavium Band of Mission Indians9 a.m. TreePeople representative gives a demonstration of tree planting, 9:30 a.m. There will be 15 oak trees planted and a workshop at 9:45 AM. Rudy Ortega Sr. Park, 2025 Fourth St., San Fernando. TreePeople, www.treepeople.org. San Fernando City, ci.san-fernando.ca.us. Register here to attend: f8q2px0srgq.typeform.com/to/qPXZboIV

Earth Day Festival Glendora The event will include a community bicycle ride, workshops and entertainment. It also includes giveaways, information expo and vendor booths. Drop-offs of used oil and filter, beverage containers, gently used shoes, and documents for shredding will be available. Glendora City Hall at 116 E. Foothill Blvd. 626-914-8228. glendoralibrary.org

Earth Day Clean Up at Belmont Pier in Long BeachRecycle for Veterans will host the event from 9-11:30 a.m. Check in at 9 9:30 a.m. Register in advance for this event. Email: hello@recycleforveterans.com. Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier at 35 39th Place in Long Beach (map). bit.ly/3vx0y5q). Here are the details on the schedule, supplies, and how to register: bit.ly/3K3zcJh

Earth Day Open House at Chatsworth Nature PreserveOpening ceremony with a Native American blessing, guided walking, animal exhibits, and a community resource Fair, 10 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Rules include no pets, drones, scooters, or bikes. The Chatsworth entrance gate is located on Valley Circle Boulevard, west of Plummer Street. savechatsworthpreserve.org; www.ladwpnews.com/april-23-2022-chatsworth-nature-preserve-earth-day-open-house/

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Hermosa Beach Clean Up:The event will be held at the Sea Sprite Hotel from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local musicians and businesses will also support the event. Refreshments and supplies will be provided. Volunteers meet at the hotel, 1016 The Strand in Hermosa Beach. There is no parking at the hotel. Plan ahead. Register at this link to volunteer in advance bit.ly/3xKeOum

Manhattan Beach Clean Up:The event is hosted by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Steve Saiz State Farm Agency, and the Waste Less Shop. You can pick up a bucket from Waste Less Shop at 3515 Highland Ave., or at State Farm tent on Beach. El Porto, 34th and 35th Streets. Register in advance for volunteering (go to the events tab) manhattanbeachchamber.com

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up at Dockweiler State Beach:Volunteers are needed for the event, 11 am – 1 p.m. 12000 Vista Del Mar Los Angeles Register here in advance bit.ly/3vzDO4L

Earth Day Camp-Out at Hopkins Wilderness Park:The South Bay Parkland Conservancy hosts an Earth Day Weekend Event, April 23-24. Check-in and set up for overnight camping, noon-7:30 p.m. ($10 ahead on the website); native plant workshop/walk; dinner ($15 ahead on the website). April 24: Campers breakfast; habitat restoration; lunch ($10), activities, crafts and musical. This marks the 45th anniversary since the park was founded. Hopkins Wilderness Park, Sycamore Camp, 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Conservancy’s website, southbayparks.org. Details for the weekend, payment for camping and Saturday’s dinner: bit.ly/385QNmx

 

Coming up

 

BioBlitz A City Nature Challenge:Caltrans, National Wildlife Federation and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County join forces to host an event to identify nature using the iNaturalist app. The event will take place at the future Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, Agoura, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 29. Register in advance Register here for more information. bit.ly/3xKAdDm

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s Seventh Annual City Nature Challenge:Los Angeles County community scientists are invited, April 29-May 2, to take photos and observe wild animals, plants, fungi. Upload photos and observations to the mobile app iNaturalist. Photos must be taken within the dates. Suggestions for what to look for: Any wild animal, plant, fungi or slime mold found in your neighborhood, home, or backyard. (See this link for more ideas: bit.ly/3jR4h8i). Scientists will identify and sort the public’s information, May 3-8, and the results will be announced on May 9. Read the “FAQ” page for details: citynaturechallenge.org/cnc-faqs-page. For more information about the worldwide event: citynaturechallenge.org. From the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County nhm.org/city-nature-challenge

West Valley Community Resource FairThe fair will feature information from agencies that offer a range of programs and services, as well as lawn games, giveaways, raffles, and more, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 30, 2018. Topics include afterschool programs; summer programmes for children and teenagers; public library, safety programs; addiction support and mental health support; voting information; dental screenings and blood pressure checks (see website for a complete list of participating agencies). Woodland Hills Academy, quadrangle, 20800 Burbank Blvd. Woodland Hills. www.woodlandhillsacademy.org/apps/news/article/1585857

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