2018 Events and Classes--FREE!
Please scroll all the way down this page for
fun, exciting and educational events!
Join us on Facebook!
Want to give us a helping
hand? Here are some ideas!
Check out our Wikipedia article
Nature's Backyard Blog
the Willows Blog
Mother Nature's Backyard - Slideshow of the First Year
of Activities at Mother Nature's Backyard
Stroll the Preserve
of the Preserve
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
and a new added Stroll day each month (self-guided) - 4th
from 1 to 4 p.m.
Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and
insect repellant and bring your camera!!
here for 2018 monthly activities and hours of operation
The entrance to the Preserve is in Arthur
Johnson Park (formerly South Gardena Park),
between Normandie and Vermont Avenues, one block north of
Artesia Blvd at
1202 West 170th Street, Gardena, CA.
Out of the Wilds and into
Your Garden -- Gardening with South Bay Native Plants
Free Classes Presented by Dr. Connie Vadheim
2018 Class Calendar (PDF)
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 it’s FREE! This program is being offered by
the Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve.
Native Plants for Sandy Soils
Weeds of Western Los Angeles County - Project SOUND
of the Month
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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 you!
Willows Preserve entrance is located in Arthur
Johnson Park (formerly South Park) Between
Normandie & Vermont- One block north of
West 170th St., Gardena, CA
click the above link for a Yahoo! Map
is a map of the Preserve
For additional information, please contact:
Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve