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Events

Calabasas Blue Habitat Restoration

Come join Mountains Restoration Trust for a morning outdoors at Juan Bautista de Anza Park! We’re working to restore the native grasslands in the west foothills. We’ll be planting native southern California plants, like purple needlegrass and creeping wildrye and flowering perennials and shrubs.

Please arrive by 8:45 am 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. Please bring a hat and a waterbottle, and wear comfortable work clothes and sturdy closed-toed shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided for you.

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 is required!

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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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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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

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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Rattlesnake Aversion Training

California report that dogs are 20% more likely to be bitten by a rattlesnake than a human – that means an average of 360 dogs will be bitten by a rattlesnake this year!

Rattlesnakes attack the year round in southern California. Bites can be fatal and treatment can cost thousands of dollars. Make sure you keep your furry four-legged friend safe on hiking trails, camping trips, and other adventures you may go on this year! Our Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic will help keep both you and your pet safe. Fred Presson, of High on Kennels in San Diego, has years of experience in training dogs to alert to the sight, scent, and sound of a rattlesnake.

The clinics are conducted in a safe and controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, people, and rattlesnakes. The trainers have found that the best way to teach a dog to avoid rattlesnakes is to use live rattlesnakes, but they are humanely hooded so that they cannot bite. The snakes are placed out in a field setting and the dogs are fitted with an electronic training collar. The training process is repeated several times to assure you that your dog will know, and remember, how to avoid a rattlesnake.

The training sessions take 20-60 minutes on average, which includes check-in and the training. This assures that proper attention is given to all dogs. Appointments are available from 8am-5pm. SPACE IS LIMITED!! Register your dog now. Advanced payment of $80 per dog is required. NO refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within one week of the event.

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Rattlesnake Aversion Training

While there is no solid database to confirm it, veterinarians across Southern California report that dogs are 20% more likely to be bitten by a rattlesnake than a human – that means an average of 360 dogs will be bitten by a rattlesnake this year!

Rattlesnakes attack the year round in southern California. Bites can be fatal and treatment can cost thousands of dollars. Make sure you keep your furry four-legged friend safe on hiking trails, camping trips, and other adventures you may go on this year! Our Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic will help keep both you and your pet safe. Fred Presson, of High on Kennels in San Diego, has years of experience in training dogs to alert to the sight, scent, and sound of a rattlesnake.

The clinics are conducted in a safe and controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, people, and rattlesnakes. The trainers have found that the best way to teach a dog to avoid rattlesnakes is to use live rattlesnakes, but they are humanely hooded so that they cannot bite. The snakes are placed out in a field setting and the dogs are fitted with an electronic training collar. The training process is repeated several times to assure you that your dog will know, and remember, how to avoid a rattlesnake.

The training sessions take 20-60 minutes on average, which includes check-in and the training. This assures that proper attention is given to all dogs. Appointments are available from 8am-5pm. SPACE IS LIMITED!! Register your dog now. Advanced payment of $80 per dog is required. NO refunds will be issued if cancellation is received within one week of the event.

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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 planting native trees and grasses, as well as removing weeds and invasive plants from the area. We will be planting natives like Coast Live Oaks, Purple Needlegrass, California Goldenrod and Hummingbird Sage.

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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Cold Creek Valley Preserve Restoration

Come join Mountains Restoration Trust for a morning outside as we work to restore the vegetation in the Cold Creek Valley Preserve!

We will be removing invasive grasses and forbs from our Preserve to help restore disturbed lands to native habitat. After the weed removal work is completed, we will hike in the Preserve and collect native seed for other Cold Creek restoration projects.

To reach the work site, take Mulholland Hwy to Stunt Road and drive east up Stunt Road 0.3 miles to a parking area on the right side of the road. Bring a hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Time period is 9am-12pm.

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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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