The Los Angeles Audubon Society provided the expertise, tools and support team for this year’s  Earth Day habitat restoration event at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park, hosted by the California State Parks Foundation.
Senator Holly Mitchell and Assembly member Sydney Kamlager-Dove kicked off the morning activities with a welcome speech, thanking the volunteers for taking action in their community.
The event attracted nearly 80 community volunteers including employees of United, SoCalGas, Target, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Dr. Margot Griswold and LA Audubon staff and student interns guided the group on identifying native plants vs. invasive weeds. The group planted approximately 165 coastal sage scrub plants and removed 107 30-gallon bags of invasive plants.
Los Angeles Audubon maintains a year-round environmental stewardship program and greenhouse at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook that provides under-served youth with internship opportunities and leadership skills.
We thank the California State Parks Foundation and the local community for their ongoing support of nature in LA!
Originally Published in The Western Tanager, Vol. 85 No. 5, May-June 2019