2014 Events and Classes--FREE!
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Would you like to immerse yourself in a relaxing stroll through wilderness? Here is your chance!
and take a walk through the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve on
the second Sunday of every month 1PM to 4PM
Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellant and bring your camera!!
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activities and hours of operation
The entrance to the Preserve is in Arthur Johnson Park (formerly South Gardena
between Normandie and Vermont Avenues, one block north of Artesia Blvd at
1200 West 170th Street, Gardena, CA.
Out of the Wilds and into Your Garden
-- Gardening with South Bay Native Plants
Classes Presented by Dr. Connie Vadheim
Downloadable 2014 Activity
Gardena Mayme Dear Library
1731 W. Gardena Blvd.
for more information call (310) 217-0681
This is the only gardening series to feature native plants
appropriate for the Gardena/South Bay area and its FREE! This program is
being offered by the Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve.
Date / 2014
Change and S. CA Gardens:
how climate change may affect local gardens
California native plants with edible fruits
Thur. - May 8
legacy of an unusual California native plantswoman
Thur. - June
deterrents and Integrated Pest Management
Thur. - July
habitat for our prettiest pollinators
plants for Hummingbirds
container gardening with CA native plants
about CA native plants and gardening
Native Plants for Sandy Soils
Common Weeds of
Western Los Angeles County - Project SOUND
3rd Saturday of the Month
2014 Restoration Dates:
8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Willows Restoration Work Days
Remove non-native plants and restore habitat.
Tools, gloves & water will be provided. Wear work clothes, hat, sun screen
and sturdy shoes. Come and enjoy a morning in the wilderness!
VOLUNTEER FORM REQUIRED
Please bring your
form with you and give it to the volunteer at the sign-in table.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parent's signature on form. Thank
The Gardena Willows Preserve entrance is located
in Arthur Johnson Park (formerly South Park) Between Normandie & Vermont- One
block north of Artesia,
1200 West 170th St., Gardena, CA
click the above link for a Yahoo! Map
Here is a map of the Preserve
additional information, please contact:
Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve