Monday, August 5, 2013

Park Cleanups, etc.

Finally getting organized. Let's see how this works out!

Fall Cleanups
The fall cleanups in the park are scheduled for the third Wed. and Sat. of each month. Note that both Wed. and Sat. sessions start at 8:30 in August and September. In October and November we will start at 9 AM on Saturdays, and 8:30 AM on Wednesdays. There will be no cleanup in December.
August 14, Wed, 8:30 - 10 am
August 17, Sat, 8:30 - 11 am
September 18, Wed, 8:30 - 10 am
September 21, Sat, 8:30 - 11 am
October 16, Wed, 8:30 - 10 am
October 19, Sat, 9 AM - noon
November 13, Wed, 8:30 - 10 am
November 16, Sat, 9 AM - noon
December: No cleanup
MLK Service Day at the Nature Park (new, confirmed date)
There will be a planting with Oxy students and others (scouts, students and other volunteers) on Saturday, February 1, 2014. If you are interested in a group service project, please contact me ( so we can schedule it.

Quercus agrifolia
Coast live oak in center of park
Map of park with areas labelled.

Plant Sale
Our chapter (San Gabriel Mts. Chap) of the California Native Plant Society is holding its annual plant sale on Saturday, November 9, 2013. It's gonna be good so don't miss it!

And finally, a word of caution. I was in the park last week with some kids and we happened upon a bee or wasp hive in the mounds near the main path. The hive was in a hole in the ground. Unfortunately some children did get stung but thankfully no one had a serious allergic reaction. The nature park is a natural area meaning there are bees, wasps, and ticks, along with poison oak. Enjoy the park but be careful. (The yellow jacket nest has been removed, but do be alert while walking in the park, especially if you leave the paths.)