Tu B’Shevat Nature Clean Up

Date & Time

January 21, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


This event is being rescheduled due to weather!
Please stay tuned for updated details!

Help remove non native plants from the Ballona Creek wetlands. All ages invited!

Join the TBA Green Team and Olam Hesed Yibaneh (Social Action at TBA) on Tu B’Shevat to help clean and restore the Ballona Wetlands! Help clean up a section of the creek and replace invasive species with native plants. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the Jewish New Year for Trees! We’ll provide Tu B’Shevat-appropriate snacks – fruits and nuts.

Click Here to sign the waiver: FBW Waiver 2024

  • Who: Everyone who is ready to get dirty and help! Family friendly.
  • What: Remove invasive species
  • Where: Please meet us in the parking lot of Gordon’s Market (map attached). The address to use is 303 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293. This will get you to Gordon’s Market. Next to the market is a driveway that leads to a dirt parking lot (see attached map). The entrance gate to the Reserve is in the northeast corner of the lot.
  • When: Sunday, January 21, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (NOTE: Don’t be late! The gate will be closed after we enter the wetlands)
  • Why: Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish New Year for Trees! Native plants are the structural and functional backbone of the Ballona Wetlands ecosystem because they provide food, water, and habitat. Unfortunately, fast-growing non-native vegetation can outcompete, outgrow, and crowd out our slow-growing native species, thereby reducing wildlife population. Nearly 130 square miles of Los Angeles’ storm drains run into Ballona Creek, which means gutter trash from as far away as North Hollywood can end up right here in the wetlands. This is hazardous to sensitive wildlife, decreases water quality, and mars the beauty of the natural landscape. Your hands-on participation helps revive this rare coastal habitat and keep our coastal waters safe and clean.

Other important information:

  • Waiver form: All participants are required to sign a waiver. Minors will need a parent or guardian signature. The waiver is digital and can be found here. Please do your best to fill this out prior to the event.
  • Wear closed toed shoes – anything sturdy (sneakers or hiking shoes) is fine.
  • If you have gardening gloves you like, bring them. If not, gloves and tools will be provided.
  • Please bring your own water, preferable in reusable water bottles!
  • The restroom facilities are port-o-potties
  • If you have any issues the morning of the event feel free to call or text Danielle at (917) 692-6903