Earth Day focuses on ecology and practical ways to improve the environment – ​​​​Daily Bulletin

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Community Cleanup Volunteers are hosting an Earth Day event April 23 to clean up trash on Ventura Boulevard between Universal City and Woodland Hills. In the file photo, volunteers from Rocky Peak Church and the Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth partnered with Volunteers Cleaning Communities in March 2022 to remove trash from Haskell Creek in the Sepulveda Basin. (Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)

The first Earth Day was observed on April 2, 1970 as an environmental “learning” in the United States. Environmentalist and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, also a two-time former Governor of Wisconsin, is credited with proposing a special day to raise awareness and severity of pollution and to find legislative and personal ways to protect and care of the environment.

Here is a sampling of Earth Day 2022 events in Los Angeles County.

April 22

Restoration of the natural dune habitat: The Bay Foundation, with support from various city, county and state agencies, invites volunteers to remove non-native ice plants and replace them with seeds of native species on the dunes of North Manhattan Beach. Working hours, 9:30-11:30 a.m. on April 22, 27 and 29. Lifeguard Tower, 26th Street, Manhattan Beach. Check out the environmental sustainability section of the city’s website, manhattanbeach.gov. Details on the project and to register as a volunteer: bit.ly/3xO3SM2

Wild for the Planet – Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Special programming for Earth Day and April, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance purchase of admission is required: $22; $19 from 62 and over; $17 from 2 to 12 years old. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 323-644-4200. April programming details: www.lazoo.org/plan-your-visit/special-experiences/wild-for-the-planet/

Sustainability, climate change and our environment: Los Angeles City College and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles present presentations on the topics, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at City’s Garden (next to the Martin Luther King Library) on the college campus. Use lot 4 or the street for parking. LACC, 855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. www.lacitycollege.edu/Calendar/Events/All/2022/3117

Cleaning sea kayak waste: Guests will paddle in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Marine Protected Area at 11:30 a.m. on April 22. If time allows it. Minimum age: 5 years old. Cost $120 per person; advance reservations required. Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes. 310-494-7891. terranea.com. Register in advance here: bit.ly/3jY7cfB

Earth Day 2022 at Memorial Park in Pasadena: The nonprofit Day One and the City of Pasadena present a “Pasadena Climate Candidates Forum,” 5-6 p.m. (hosted by the League of Women Voters Pasadena; main stage), followed by an exhibit , 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Leavitt Pavilion lawn) . Location, 85 E. Holly St. Details and advance registration here: www.godayone.org/event-details/earth-day-2022

April 23

Earth Day Cleanup on Ventura Boulevard – Universal Studios at Valley Circle Boulevard: Volunteer to help clean up litter on part of Ventura Boulevard, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (includes litter in driveways, bushes, curbs, and streets). Volunteers will be assigned to areas and with a partner. Bring your own gloves and drinking water; cleaning products will be provided. The event is organized by Volunteers Cleaning Communities. Contact Jill Mather, [email protected] Register in advance from the link on the website here: VolunteerCleaningCommunities.com/schedule-of-events

Torrance Beach Cleanup: Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and volunteers from the Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club, Heal the Bay and Grades of Green will participate in the event, at 9 a.m. Bring your own protective gloves. Miramar Park, 201 Paseo de la Playa, Redondo Beach. 310-375-0691 Make a reservation to volunteer here: bit.ly/3L3wKUr or here: bit.ly/3JYxZ5P

Earth Day Celebration in San Fernando: Opening ceremony and welcome by members of the Fernandeno Tatavium Band of Mission Indians, 9:00 a.m. TreePeople representative demonstrates tree planting, 9:30 a.m. There will be a planting of 15 oak trees and a workshop, 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Rudy Ortega Sr. Park, 2025 Fourth St., San Fernando. TreePeople, www.treepeople.org. City of San Fernando, ci.san-fernando.ca.us. Register to attend here: f8q2px0srgq.typeform.com/to/qPXZboIV

Earth Day Festival in Glendora: The event includes a community bike ride, workshops, entertainment, giveaways, information exhibition and vendor booths, a narrated eco-tour of Glendora, recycling games and a scavenger hunt, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. used oils and oil filters; beverage containers; slightly worn shoes and documents to be shredded. Glendora City Hall, 116 E. Foothill Blvd. 626-914-8228. glendoralibrary.org

Earth Day Cleanup at Belmont Pier in Long Beach: Join Recycle for Veterans for the event, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Check-in, 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Bring your own bucket/bag and trash can (some items may be available). Register in advance for the event. Email: [email protected] Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 35 39th Place, Long Beach (map: bit.ly/3vx0y5q). Details on schedule and supplies and to register here: bit.ly/3K3zcJh

Earth Day Open House at Chatsworth Nature Reserve: Opening ceremony with a Native American blessing, guided walks, animal displays and a community resource fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rules: no bikes, pets, drones, scooters, tobacco. Use the front door on Valley Circle Boulevard (west of Plummer Street), Chatsworth. savechatsworthpreserve.org; www.ladwpnews.com/april-23-2022-chatsworth-nature-preserve-earth-day-open-house/

Hermosa Beach Cleanup: The Sea Sprite Hotel is hosting the event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local businesses and musicians support the event. Refueling and refreshments to be expected. Volunteers meet at the hotel, 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach. No parking at the hotel; plan ahead. Register in advance to become a volunteer from this link: bit.ly/3xKeOum

Manhattan Beach Cleanup: The Waste Less Shop, Steve Saiz State Farm Agency, and Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce are hosting the event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get a bucket at the Waste Less Shop (3515 Highland Ave.) or at the State Farm tent on the beach. . El Porto, between 34th and 35th streets. Register in advance to volunteer (go to the events calendar tab): manhattanbeachchamber.com

Earth Day Beach Cleanup at Dockweiler State Beach: Volunteers needed for the event, 11am-1pm 12000 Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles. Register in advance here: bit.ly/3vzDO4L

Earth Day Camp at Hopkins Wilderness Park: The South Bay Parkland Conservancy presents an event on Earth Day weekend, April 23-24. April 23 schedule: Check-in and set-up for overnight camping, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. ($10 in advance on website); workshop and walk on native plants; dinner ($15 in advance on site). Schedule for April 24: breakfast (for campers); habitat restoration; lunch ($10); activities, crafts and music. It is the 45th anniversary of the founding of the park. Hopkins Wilderness Park, Sycamore Camp, 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Conservancy website, southbayparks.org. Details for the weekend, payment for camping and dinner on Saturday: bit.ly/385QNmx

Coming

BioBlitz – A City Nature Challenge event: Caltrans, National Wildlife Federation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the #SaveLACougars campaign are teaming up for a nature identification event – on the iNaturalist app – on the website of the future Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing at Agoura, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 29. Pre-registration required. Details and registration here: bit.ly/3xKAdDm

Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Seventh Annual City Nature Challenge: Los Angeles County Community Scientists are invited to observe and take photos of wildlife, plants and fungi from April 29 through May 2. Upload observations and photos to the free iNaturalist mobile app. Use photos taken only within the dates. Suggestions on what to find: any wild plant, animal, fungus, lichen, slime mold, or other evidence of life (feces, fur, tracks, shells, carcasses) found in your town, neighborhood, home, backyard (see this link for ideas: bit.ly/3jR4h8i). Scientists will identify and sort information from the public, May 3-8, and the results will be announced May 9. Read the “FAQ” page for more details: citynaturechallenge.org/cnc-faqs-page. For more information on the global event: citynaturechallenge.org. From the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History: nhm.org/city-nature-challenge

West Valley Community Resource Fair: The fair includes information from agencies that offer a variety of programs and services as well as lawn games, giveaways and raffles, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30. Topics include: after-school programs; summer programs for children and adolescents; public library; safety programs; addiction support; mental health support; voting information; blood pressure checks and dental screenings (see website for list of participating organizations). Woodland Hills Academy, Quad Zone, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. www.woodlandhillsacademy.org/apps/news/article/1585857

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