October 21, 2014

Topanga Creek Earth Day Clean Up

 

The Watershed Stewards Project (WSP) and Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) are hosting the Topanga Creek Earth Day Clean Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 19.

Part of the restoration project and Earth Day celebration is removing trash that has accumulated along the banks of the creek along Topanga Canyon Blvd. and removing non-native arundo and euphorbia at the Rodeo Grounds to advance the restoration of the 12-acre floodplain and creek channel. Weed removal and planting will continue through the spring.

Meet at the entrance gate to Topanga State Park on Topanga Canyon Blvd, located approximately 500 yards up from the intersection with Pacific Coast Highway. You can park along the shoulder of Topanga Canyon Blvd. or at the Topanga Ranch Motel. Please be prepared with attire that can get dirty—close-toed shoes, long pants, and work gloves are recommended.

If you have tools like pitchforks and loppers or other tools that will help dig out invasive weeds please bring them with you. It will be greatly appreciated! We do have some tools to share for those without their own, but they are limited. Students under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign a volunteer form. Community service credit is provided.

The mission of the AmeriCorps WSP is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high-quality scientific practices. A special project of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is sponsored by CaliforniaVolunteers and administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information, contact: Crystal Garcia, Crystal.garcia@ccc.ca.gov; or Lizzy Montgomery, (715) 212-7679.