March Into Spring With Some Eco-Events!

Spring is upon us and that means it’s time to get into the green spirit and plan a day’s worth of eco-fun! There is plenty to choose from this month, including tree-plantings, beach cleanups and even cool nature walks. Don’t let March pass you by without taking a little time out to enjoy the great ecology LA has to offer!

TreePeople is kicking off the month right with a little planting in the Angeles National Forest with Forest Aid on Friday, March 2nd.

> Everyone likes FREE! And for those that also like to garden, come out on to Lakewood on Saturday, March 3rd to attend an eco-garden workshop, sponsored by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.

Explore the LA River with Jenny Price of Hidden LA on Sunday, March 4th, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the past, present and future of the mighty LA River.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro wants you to watch a whale on Monday, March 5th! Gray whales are migrating along the California coast this spring, so come on out and catch a glimpse of these wondrous creatures.

> Every Thursday in March you can improve TreePeople’s lovely 45-acre park in Beverly Hills.

Heal the Bay likes clean water. On Saturday, March 10th, join the group at Malibu State Park where they will be working to restore Malibu Creek. On the same day you could also do a little restoration work in Marina del Rey, sponsored by the Ballona Wetlands Land Trust.

> On Sunday, March 11th, Friends of Ballona Wetlands will be taking a salt marsh tour in Playa del Rey and they’d love for you to join. You’ll learn about the coastal ecosystem and explore the wonders of nature right in the middle of urban Los Angeles.

> There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than going green. Heal the Bay will be holding their monthly Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup at Playa del Rey on Saturday, March 17th. You’ll also be able to get rid of that used oil in Sylmar, sponsored by the City of LA.

Transition LA wants you to work together in a community garden on Thursday, March 22nd. The group’s garden is maintained cooperatively and the produce goes to benefit needy local families via LAX Food Pantry or similar distribution centers.

> On the last Sunday in March, the Theodore Payne Foundation will be holding their big spring native plant sale in Sun Valley! Members receive 15% off plants, non-members 10% off!

For a full listing of stormwater friendly events happening throughout LA this month, please visit our monthly calendar.

*Photo Courtesy of Heal the Bay.

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