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Los Angeles city view with sagescrub | Photo by Carol Babeli

We are so grateful to the hundreds of community volunteers and students who are helping to restore acres of coastal sagescrub at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park. In the past few months, over 200 people have volunteered their time and energy, planting and weeding on the hillsides of the park.

This work is important on a number of levels: 1) more native plants means more habitat for local birds and wildlife; 2) helps conserve water by reducing runoff; 3) as the habitat grows we hope to see an increase in the number of rare birds like the California Gnatcatcher.

Hats off to the Yale Alumni group, Metal Flowers Media, UCLA, Ballona Creek Renaissance, International Visitors Council of Los Angeles, and the Academy of Science and Engineering for their good work!

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Yale Alumni Restoration Volunteers | Photo by Carol Babeli

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Metal Flowers Media Volunteers | Photo by Carol Babeli

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UCLA Restoration Day with LAAS at Baldwin Hills | Photo by Carol Babeli

Los Angeles Audubon also wishes to thank these organizations for their financial contribution to the Ballona Creek watershed restoration: USDA Forest Service; Environmental Protection Agency; and FedEx.

If you’d like to join us at a future restoration event - send me an email and I will keep you posted on upcoming events.


Carol Babeli 

Communications & Development Director
Los Angeles Audubon
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Published Western Tanager Vol. 81, No. 3 January/February 2015