Tu B'Shevat Nature Clean Up

  • Who: Everyone who is ready to get dirty and help! Family friendly.

  • What: Clean up trash, remove invasive species

  • When: Sunday, January 16, 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:

  • Please bring your own water, preferable in reusable water bottles!

  • The restroom facilities are port-o-potties 

Will you join us?