April Showers Bring … A Month Full of Eco-Events!

March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb and now April is here! That means it is time to pull out those work gloves, pull on your jacket and head to a local community event. Below is a list of a few events you’ll find in the area.

>Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will be at it on Saturday, April 2nd, doing a beach clean up and a native garden workday. TreePeople will be in Compton planting trees and the City of LA will be providing rain barrel education and distribution!

>On Thursday, April 7th, the Green Gardens Group will be at the Nakoaka Community Center teaching all things garden.

>Saturday, April 9th, is a busy one. Generation Earth is hosting a water pollution prevention workshop, the Theodore Payne Foundation will be in Sun Valley giving native garden tours and Santa Monica Baykeeper will be facilitating a creek restoration project.

>Saturday isn’t your day? How about Sunday? On April 10th the City of LA will be picking up eWaste in Pacoima and Friends of Ballona Wetlands will be holding nature tours of salt marshes and dunes. Fun times!

>Lili Singer is holding a native plant course in Burbank on Wednesday, April 20th, and on Thursday, April 21st, TreePeople will be in Beverly Hills for a park work day.

>Even more action coming your way for Earth Day on Saturday, April 23rd, when LA Works needs your help building a school garden. Green LA Coalition will also be hosting the sixth annual Earth Day celebration in Kenneth Hahn Park.

>As you already know, every day is Earth Day! So come show some spirit on Saturday, April 30th, with Friends of the LA River as they hold the Great Los Angeles River CleanUp! Also, the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase will be holding block parties and eco-fests throughout Mar Vista. Come by and party for the environment!

Check out all of the month’s volunteering and stormwater events by visiting our calendar. If you have an event you would like to include on our calendar, please email us at LAstormwater@lacity.org.

*Photo Courtesy blog.baybackpack.com.


Comments (2)

  1. Avatar for LA Stormwater
    April 1st, 2011 at 7:41 am

    You have the wrong link attached to the rainbarrel text.

    • Avatar for LA Stormwater
      LA Stormwater
      April 1st, 2011 at 7:51 am

      Hi Ansley, thank you for bringing that to our attention. We fixed the link and it will direct you to the correct event now. Thanks again!

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