Rio de Los Angeles State Park
On October 8, we had 23 volunteers join our volunteer workday at Rio de Los Angeles State Park. While enjoying the Southern California fall weather, volunteers helped preserve plants within the test plot and scent garden by collectively removing 4,520 square feet of invasive species. They also created berms (mounded hills of dirt), mulched, and watered to protect the plants during the seasonal transitions over the coming months. These gardens are community initiatives to protect native plants that provide essential habitat to returning wildlife, like the tenacious Least Bell's Vireo, which some lucky park visitors witness from time to time. This endangered bird species typically arrives in Southern California breeding areas by early April and remains until post-breeding migration in September. Click here to join our next volunteer workday at Rio de Los Angeles State Park!
Special thank you to our Volunteer Core Leaders: Brian Hembacher, Kay Foster, Kristina Campa Gruca, and Michelle White!