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Earth Day Habitat Restoration

  • Meet us in the dirt parking lot behind Gordon's Market / Alka Water: 303 Culver Boulevard Playa del Rey, CA, 90293 United States (map)

Ballona’s native plants need a helping hand... yours!

Celebrate Earth Month by helping to restore the last coastal wetland in Los Angeles county. Get hands-on experience while learning about urban ecology. The time and effort you put in to clear out invasive vegetation gives our slow-growing native plants room to thrive. Healthy plant life is vital for a healthy ecosystem!

Arrive early for coffee and snacks, and to learn about the Ballona Wetlands. Stay for the entire event and you’ll be entered into a raffle for some awesome eco prizes!

RSVPs: No RSVP is necessary for individual volunteers and small groups. Large groups of 8 or more, please register by emailing or calling our office at 310-306-5994 with your name and group size.

Ages: Activities are recommended for ages 7 and up. Youths 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

What to wear: Close-toed shoes are required! We recommend dressing in weather-appropriate layers that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, along with a hat. Long pants are also recommended to protect against occasional prickly plants.

What to bring: Bring a full water bottle to stay hydrated. There are no water fountains on site. We will provide all other tools and supplies.

Arrive early: Parking and snacks are first-come-first-serve. Additional parking is available in the neighborhood. Please give yourself plenty of time to park and make your way to the front gate.

Cancellations: For safety, we must cancel if it’s raining. Please check the weather before arriving. If you’re not sure, please call us or check our social media for cancellation announcements.

Donations: The suggested donation is $5 per person. By donating online or at our events, you can keep helping with restoration even after you leave! Free tours and restoration events are made possible by the efforts and donations of kindhearted people just like you.

Thank you for volunteering with us.
We literally couldn’t do it without you!

For more ways to get involved, head over to our Volunteer page.

Earlier Event: April 20
Beginner Birding & Creek Cleanup
Later Event: May 3
Friday Habitat Restoration