Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Nature Park Cleanups, Wed, 1/21 and Sat, 1/24

Oh how I miss the park! Although I was able to visit a couple of times in December, I haven't been down there for several weeks. At last glance it was looking very nice, though the weeds are enjoying the moisture as much as the natives.

Next week we will be weeding, cleaning up, and planting. Huntington Botanical Gardens was kind enough to donate 35 native plants to the nature park. These new additions will be joining other recently planted natives that were purchased with donations from local residents. This is a great year to be planting, and I am so pleased to receive these generous donations.

  • JANUARY 21, Wednesday, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • JANUARY 24, Saturday, 9 - Noon
  • FEBRUARY 18, Wednesday, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • FEBRUARY 21, Saturday, 9 - Noon
  • MARCH 18, Wednesday, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • MARCH 21, Saturday, 9 - Noon
  • APRIL 15, Wednesday, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • APRIL 18, Saturday, 9 - Noon
  • MAY 13, Wednesday, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • MAY 16, Saturday, 9 - Noon
Remember to:
- wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
- bring water
- bring gardening gloves and tools (weeders, trowels, whatever you use in your own garden)
- comfortable work clothes, including work shoes (sneakers or boots)
- binoculars for bird watching (optional)

Children must be under adult supervision at all times. There is poison oak in the park, which we will point out before we start.

The South Pas Nature Park is a four-acre habitat park along the Arroyo Seco. The entrance, marked by a small plaque on an attractive river rock wall, is in the 100 block of Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena, east of the York Street Bridge. There is plenty of on-street parking on Pasadena Avenue.

Please pass this info along to anyone else you think might be interested in the park. If you know of anyone who doesn't use the internet, let me know so we can be sure they are kept in the loop!