LA Works: Tree Planting Event with the National Park Service
February 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
With support from California Volunteers, L.A. Works has expanded its capacity to serve organizations addressing climate issues! As part of this initiative, join us for a day of wildfire mitigation through habitat restoration by planting trees in Cheeseboro Canyon with the National Park Service and Santa Monica Mountains Foundation!
MISSION OR ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
As a fundraising and educational arm of NPS, the Santa Monica Mountains Fund works to protect and encourage appreciation and understanding of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Your volunteer efforts contribute to the ongoing Rewilding California Project, which aims to plant 100,000 native plants in 5 key wildfire-affected areas by the end of 2023. At this event, we will be making important progress towards this goal by planting 500 trees and other native species in Cheeseboro Canyon– ensuring that the distinctly Californian flora and fauna of the Santa Monica Mountains are resilient to climate change and preserved for generations to come! Habitat restoration of this kind contributes to wildfire mitigation because native grasses, trees, and shrubs are more fire-resistant than the burn-prone invasive grasses that have proliferated in these areas following wildfires in the last five years.
Learn more about the event by clicking the link below!