Mountains Restoration Trust

Miller Career and Transition Center students transform Headwaters Corner!



As the school year comes to a close, MRT thanks and applauds the students at the Miller Career and Transition Center in Reseda. Since last October, these special education students, along with staff from the center have come out weekly to the Headwaters Corner, Calabasas, to help us with restoration planting. The students have planted over 230 natives along the upper tributary to Dry Canyon Creek, and the area looks great!


The Miller Career and Transition Center provides hands-on training for students with disabilities, aged 18-22 throughout the greater San Fernando Valley. MRT was pleased to partner with these students last fall, and are grateful for their valuable service. Approximately 8 to 12 students come each week, along with three or four staff supervisors, and they quickly get to work hauling tools up the hill, planting and mulching.


Not only has our restoration site been transformed, we hope the students have found the experience of learning about native plant restoration and plant care rewarding, as well. The staff sees the benefit, as they plan to continue working with us next fall. We look forward to continuing this win-win partnership as the native plantings around our upper tributary keeps getting better and better. Thanks again to the Miller students and staff!



The Santa Monica Mountains, a unique transverse range, running along the western edge of Los Angeles County`s LA Basin and the San Fernando Valley and ending in Ventura County, represents the collision of urban sprawl and the wild, producing enclaves that neither belong entirely to the city nor to the mountains.

For more than 30 years Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) has worked to preserve, protect and restore this fragile ecosystem by offering responsible preservation and restoration programs, acquiring resource-rich land, and offering educational and recreational activities to the public.