Earth Day focuses on ecology and practical ways to improve the environment – Daily Bulletin

Volunteers Cleaning Communities are hosting an Earth Day event on April 23 to clean up the trash on Ventura Boulevard between Universal City and Woodland Hills. In the file photo, volunteers from the Church at Rocky Peak and the Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth partnered with Volunteers Cleaning Communities to clean up trash from Haskell Creek in the Sepulveda Basin in March 2022. (Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)

The first Earth Day was observed on April 2, 1970 as an ecological “teach-in” in the United States. Conservationist and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, also a former two-time governor of Wisconsin, is recognized for proposing a special day to raise awareness and the seriousness of pollution, and legal and personal ways to protect and care for the environment to find.

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

April 22nd

Restoring the natural habitat of the dunes: The Bay Foundation, with support from various city, county, and state agencies, is inviting volunteers to remove non-native ice plants and replace them with seeds of native species on the dunes in North Manhattan Beach. Opening hours for work, 9:30-11:30 22, 27 and 29 April. Lifeguard Tower, 26th Street, Manhattan Beach. Check the environmental impact section of the city’s website, manhattanbeach.gov. Details on the project and how to register as a volunteer: bit.ly/3xO3SM2

Wild for the Planet – Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Special Program for Earth Day and April, 10am-4pm Advance purchase required: $22; $19 for ages 62 and up; $17 ages 2-12. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 323-644-4200. April program details: 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 will present presentations on the topics at City’s Garden (next to the Martin Luther King Library) on the college campus from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Park in lot 4 or on the street. LACC, 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles. www.lacitycollege.edu/Calendar/Events/All/2022/3117

Sea Kayak Waste Cleaning: Guests will paddle in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Marine Protected Area on April 22nd at 11:30am. With nice weather. Minimum age: 5. Cost $120 per person; Pre-registration required. Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. 310-494-7891. terranea.com. Register here in advance: bit.ly/3jY7cfB

Earth Day 2022 at Memorial Park in Pasadena: Non-profit organization Day One and the City of Pasadena will present a “Pasadena Candidate Climate Forum” (moderated by the League of Women Voters Pasadena; Main Stage) from 5-6 p.m., followed by an exhibition from 6-8 p.m. (Leavitt Pavilion Lawn). Venue, 85 E. Holly St. Details and prior registration here: www.godayone.org/event-details/earth-day-2022

April 23

Earth Day Cleanup on Ventura Boulevard – from Universal Studios to Valley Circle Boulevard: Volunteer to clean up trash on a portion of Ventura Boulevard, 8:30am-10:30am (including trash in alleyways, bushes, curbs, and streets). Volunteers are assigned to areas and a partner. Bring your own gloves and drinking water; Cleaning supplies are provided. The event is organized by Volunteers Cleaning Communities. Contact Jill Mather, jill@vcc.world. Register in advance using the link on the website here: Volunteerscleaningcommunities.com/schedule-of-events

Torrance Beach Cleanup: Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi and volunteers from the Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club, Heal the Bay and Grades of Green will attend the event. 9:00 am Bring your own protective gloves. Miramar Park, 201 Paseo de la Playa, Redondo Beach. 310-375-0691 To volunteer, reserve here: bit.ly/3L3wKUr or here: bit.ly/3JYxZ5P

Earth Day Celebration in San Fernando: Opening ceremony and welcome by members of the Fernandeno Tatavium Band of Mission Indians, 9:00 am. A TreePeople representative will give a tree planting demonstration at 9:30 am. There will be a planting of 15 oak trees and a workshop, 9:45 am. Rudy Ortega Sr. Park, 2025 Fourth St., San Fernando. Tree People, www.treepeople.org. City of San Fernando, ci.san-fernando.ca.us. Sign up here: f8q2px0srgq.typeform.com/to/qPXZboIV

Earth Day Festival at Glendora: The event includes a community bike tour, workshops, entertainment, giveaways, an informational exhibition and stalls, a narrated eco-tour of Glendora, recycling games and a scavenger hunt, 9am-1pm used oil and oil filters; beverage containers; Carefully used shoes and documents for shredding. Glendora City Hall, 116 E. Foothill Blvd. 626-914-8228. www.glendoralibrary.org

Earth Day cleanup at Belmont Pier in Long Beach: Attend the Recycle for Veterans event, 9-11:30am Check-in, 9-9:30am Bring your own bucket/bag and trash can (some items may be available). Register for the event in advance. Email: hello@recycleforveterans.com. Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 35 39th Place, Long Beach (map: bit.ly/3vx0y5q). Details on the schedule and material as well as registration here: bit.ly/3K3zcJh

Earth Day Open House at Chatsworth Nature Preserve: Opening ceremony with Native American blessing, guided walks, animal exhibits and a community resource fair, 10am-2pm Rules: no bikes, pets, drones, scooters, smoking. Use the front gate at Valley Circle Boulevard (West of Plummer Street), Chatsworth. savechatsworthpreserve.org; www.ladwpnews.com/april-23-2022-chatsworth-nature-preserve-earth-day-open-house/

Hermosa Beach Clean Up: The Sea Sprite Hotel is hosting the event from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Local businesses and musicians support the event. Meals and meals are to be provided. Volunteers meet at the hotel, 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. No parking at the hotel; plan ahead. Register in advance using this link to volunteer: bit.ly/3xKeOum

Manhattan Beach Cleanup: The Waste Less Shop, Steve Saiz State Farm Agency and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce are hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a bucket at the Waste Less Shop (3515 Highland Ave.) or the State Farm- tent on the beach. El Porto, between 34th and 35th streets. Register in advance to volunteer (go to the Events Calendar tab): manhattanbeachchamber.com

Earth Day Beach Clean-Up at Dockweiler State Beach: Volunteers are needed for the event at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 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 is hosting an Earth Day weekend event April 23-24. April 23 Schedule: Check in and set up for overnight camping, noon-7pm ($10 in advance on website); workshop and walk with native plants; Dinner ($15 in advance on website). Schedule on April 24th: breakfast (for campers); habitat restoration; lunch ($10); Activities, crafts and music. This is the 45th anniversary of the park’s founding. Hopkins Wilderness Park, Sycamore Camp, 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Conservancy website, southbayparks.org. Details for the weekend, payment for camping and Saturday dinner: bit.ly/385QNmx

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BioBlitz – A City-Nature Challenge Event: Caltrans, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the #SaveLACougars campaign are joining forces in an event to honor nature — on the iNaturalist app — at the site to identify the future Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing in Agoura, April 29, 10:00-13:00. A pre-registration is neccessary. Details and registration here: bit.ly/3xKAdDm

Seventh Annual City Nature Challenge of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Community scientists in Los Angeles County are invited April 29 through May 2 to observe and photograph wildlife, plants and fungi. Upload observations and photos to the free iNaturalist mobile app. Use photos taken only within the dates. Suggestions on what to find: Any wild plants, animals, fungi, lichen, slime mold, or other evidence of life (feces, fur, tracks, shells, carcasses) found in your town, neighborhood, home, or backyard (see this link for ideas: bit.ly/3jR4h8i). Scientists will identify and sort the public’s information from May 3rd to May 8th, and the results will be announced on May 9th. Read the “FAQ” page for details: citynaturechallenge.org/cnc-faqs-page. For more information on the global event: citynaturechallenge.org. From the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: nhm.org/city-nature-challenge

West Valley Community Resource Fair: The fair includes information from agencies offering a variety of programs and services, as well as lawn games, giveaways and raffles on April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Topics include: after-school programs; summer programs for children and young people; public library; security programs; addiction help; mental health support; voting information; Blood pressure checks and preventive dental check-ups (see website for a list of participating facilities). Woodland Hills Academy, Quad Area, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. www.woodlandhillsacademy.org/apps/news/article/1585857

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