Go Green! This page is for those concerned about our environment and want to help lessen our human footprint.
Mountain Restoration Trust
When: Restoration events are held EVERY WEEKEND! See the link for the Event Calendar.
Where: Various locations around the Santa Monica Mountains (The mountain range between Agoura, Malibu, and Santa Monica).
What will I be doing: You will be participating in a variety of restoration activities. You will plant native plants and trees, water newly planted ones, and remove non-native weeds. As Mountain Restoration puts it, "Oak acorns, shrubs, penstemons, roses and bunch grasses that feed and shelter wildlife are awaiting your help!"
***Note that spots are limited! You need to sign-up online beforehand to participate. Even though events aren't always fully booked, it is recommended that you sign-up a few days beforehand. Sign-up HERE.
Mountains Restoration Event Calendar
Contact info: The Mountains Restoration Trust main office number is (818) 591-1701. You can contact the Executive Director Debbie Sharpton at extension (-205) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Heal the Bay
When: Typically during the weekends. See the link for the Event Calendar.
Where: Various locations, mostly along the beach.
What will I be doing: Heal the Bay is an organization that advocates the conservation of the beaches and coastal marine habitats. Heal the Bay runs a variety of volunteer events. You will find that beach restorations and beach cleanups are the easiest to sign-up for and participate in. Linked below is a calendar of upcoming opportunities. WARNING: Make sure that you have a supervisor to sign-off on your hours or they won't be accepted!
Heal the Bay Volunteer Calendar (Look for beach clean-ups and restorations!!!)
Contact info: Sign up for events on the Heal the Bay website in the link above.
When: Check out the Food Forward Events Calendar to see the scheduled events. Most events take place on Saturdays and Sundays and last for roughly two hours.
Where: Various locations. See the upper-hand margin on the Events Calendar to find an opportunity nearby!
What will I be doing: Food Forward events range from picking fruit (Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangelos, ect.) on private estates to packaging and delivering fresh produce to families in need. Click on an event on the Events Calender for specific information.
Contact info: Go to foodforward.org/events to sign up.