About Us

Volunteers hard at work cutting down fennel

The primary objectives and purposes of this corporation shall be:

(a)     To restore, maintain, and enhance the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve’s unique natural habitat and native flora and fauna for the enjoyment, enrichment, and education of present and future generations of all ages.

(b)     To conduct restoration and enhancement programs including water conservation, the reintroduction of native species, and the removal of non-native species.

(c)     To design and implement educational programs for the community, including school tours, regarding the natural history of the South Bay and the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve.

(d)     To provide environmental, scientific, and educational opportunities to the community and establish a Nature Center to assist in the fulfillment of these objectives, as well as foster respect for and interest in the environment.

(e)     To conduct fundraising to provide financial support for the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, proposed Nature Center, and the programs of Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, Inc.

(f)       To establish and maintain a volunteer program, including training docents for tours, and exposing participants to the process of restoration in the preserve.

(g)     To partner with the City of Gardena in its management and maintenance of the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve.

Clearing out the non native plants