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Events

Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration

Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help restore native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista De Anza Park in Calabasas. Volunteers will be collecting seed from native grasses like purple needle grass. They will also participate in weeding invasive plants to restore our native habitat and prevent competition with natives.

Please arrive by 8:45am and look for our group on the west side of the park. Parking is limited to street side spaces to avoid impacting parking for park visitors. Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit

Great Fun for Kids and Families! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form.

Registration is Required: Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at ishah@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 9am to 5:00pm at (818) 591-1701.

*NOTE: As summer approaches and temperatures increase, MRT may change the activities of volunteer events for volunteers’ safety. In some cases, we may have to cancel volunteer events. Please check your email for updates!

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Guided Wildflower & Native Plant Hike

Join Tom Hayduk, MRT’s resident native plant enthusiast and expert, to explore the wildflowers and plants in our Cold Creek Preserve. This guided hike will cover the plants in bloom and offer stunning views of the preserve and neighboring valleys!

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Crayfish Removal Open House

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

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Guided Wildflower Hike

Join Tom Hayduk, MRT’s resident native plant enthusiast and expert, to explore the wildflowers and plants along the Topanga Lookout Trail in our Cold Creek Preserve. This guided hike will cover the plants in bloom and offer stunning views of the preserve, Topanga Canyon and neighboring valleys.

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Cold Creek Guided Bird Walk | Bird LA Day 2019

On Bird LA Day, be the first to experience Mountains Restoration Trust’s first bird-dedicated trail with renowned ornithology experts, Dr. Tom Smith and Dr. Brenda Larison from UCLA. MRT will provide binoculars and Dr. Smith and Larison will share their bird knowledge with you.
Our bird-dedicated trail, made possible by San Fernando Valley Audubon, traverses through five different habitats in the lower Cold Creek Preserve (coastal sage scrub, chaparral, grassland, riparian, and oak woodland habitats) where you often find wrentits, acorn woodpeckers, Cooper’s hawks, among many others. Marking this newly dedicated trail are signs with various bird and habitat identifications.
Please arrive at the trailhead at 8 am ready to bird! To view a map for travel and parking instructions, click here. We will provide binoculars but please come prepared with comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, hiking clothes, a hat/sunglasses, plenty of water, and your favorite bird guide! Space is limited to 30 participants, so please RSVP. No previous birding experience is required to RSVP for the event.

Bird lists generated from the nearest e-Bird hotspot will be emailed out prior to the event and a complete list of the birds of the Santa Monica Mountains can be found here and of the entire Los Angeles area here. #BirdLADay and #BirdsofMRT.

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Crayfish Removal Open House

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

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Malibu Creek State Park Restoration

Come join Mountains Restoration Trust for a morning outside as we work to restore the vegetation in Malibu Creek State Park!

We will be removing weeds and invasive plants from the area. We may also be collecting seed from our native plants to propagate them!

You can enter the park through the main Malibu Creek State Park entrance, and park in the lower day use area. There will be signs to guide you in, and MRT staff to meet you there! Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Great Fun for Kids and Families! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701 ext. 203

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Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration

Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help restore native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista De Anza Park in Calabasas. Volunteers will be collecting seed from native grasses like purple needle grass. They will also participate in weeding invasive plants to restore our native habitat and prevent competition with natives.

Please arrive by 8:45am and look for our group on the west side of the park. Parking is limited to street side spaces to avoid impacting parking for park visitors. Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit

Great Fun for Kids and Families! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form.

Registration is Required: Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at ishah@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 9am to 5:00pm at (818) 591-1701.

*NOTE: As summer approaches and temperatures increase, MRT may change the activities of volunteer events for volunteers’ safety. In some cases, we may have to cancel volunteer events. Please check your email for updates!

Read more

Crayfish Removal Open House

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

Read more

Crayfish Removal Open House

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

Read more