Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Arbor Day in the Nature Park

What: Field trip to the Arroyo Seco - South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park

When: March 8, 2014, 10 - 11 AM

Where: South Pas Nature Park, 100 block of Pasadena Ave, South Pasadena (on street parking is available)

What: In observance of Arbor Day, the South Pasadena Public Library invites families on a field trip to the Arroyo Seco - South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park, located at 100 Pasadena Avenue, South Pasadena. Participants will have an opportunity to discover the secrets of native trees and other native plants and wildlife. Leading the exploration will be Barbara Eisenstein, a native plant gardener, horticulturist, speaker and blogger (www.weedingwildsuburbia.com). She founded and runs the Friends of the South Pasadena Nature Park, a citizen stewardship program, and received the 2007 Arroyo Verde Award for Best Citizen Activism. She is also horticulture chair for the San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and research associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Barbara lives in South Pasadena where she tends her own native plant habitat garden.

Registration for this field trip is required.To sign up, visit the Library website at www.southpasadenaca.gov/library and click on “Sign Up for Youth Programs” box.

Registrants will receive further information about how to complete a City liability waiver and receive an official field trip ticket.

This field trip is funded by a grant from South Pasadena Beautiful and is free to the public. Other sponsors include the Friends of the South Pasadena Nature Park and South Pasadena Public Works.

Contact Info: Maida Lin Wong, Children's Librarian, mwong@southpasadenaca.gov
Website: http://www.southpasadenaca.gov/library
Phone: 626-403-7358

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nature Park Planting Party was a big success

We had a successful planting party with volunteers from the community along with a group of Occidental College students who were participating as part of their Martin Luther King Day of Service program. 

The ground was hard and dry, but with some strong backs we managed to plant and water in about 150 plants. As a follow-up volunteer activity, please, do not forget to do a rain dance. We need rain!!!