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Coastal Clean Up Day, Sept. 21
September 5, 2013 -
By Rosi Dagit
On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Topanga Creek Stream Team needs volunteers, from 10 a.m. to noon, to help with crayfish removal in lower Topanga Creek because invasive red swamp crayfish are eating up our native frogs, fishes and turtles.
Come prepared to get wet and help us catch as many as we can. You will need to hike along the stream where exposure to poison oak is possible. Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts. All captured crayfish will go to the Nature of Wildworks to provide food for rehabilitating native wildlife. Bring bait (bacon strips, hotdogs, leftover salami, etc.). String, weights and dip nets will be provided. Children between 5-18 need to have a parent sign the volunteer form. Community service credit is provided.
Meet at the Mile Marker 2.02 Bridge on Topanga Canyon Blvd. at 10 a.m., located approximately two miles up (north) from the intersection at Pacific Coast Highway. Park along the shoulder of the road near the bridge and be sure to stay behind the white line. Carpooling is recommended, as parking is limited!
The event is organized by the Topanga Creek Stream Team, CA State Parks, and the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM).