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Dr. Dolittle in Topanga Canyon 

Books were a very important part of my childhood. TV had not been invented so we learned from books and listening to the radio. And…

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A Green Tsunami 

A green tsunami of weeds is rising throughout the Santa Monica Mountains this spring. This living tide of vegetation threatens to drown the native plants,…

Dangerous Mushrooms 

The abundant rains this spring have been a blessing for mushroom enthusiasts in the Santa Monica Mountains. Foraging is so popular this season that it…

A Season for Toads 

The record rain California received in January is a boon for the Western toad, Anaxyrus borea (California has its own subspecies, Anaxyrus borea halophilus). This…


Volunteer Opportunity to Support the Monarchs 

California Conservation Corps Watershed Stewards program in partnership with AmeriCorps, to restore habitat for Monarch Butterflies in the Woolsey fire burn scar!

The Woolsey Fire heavily affected monarch butterfly overwintering habitat along Arroyo Sequit Creek. Join the Watershed Stewards Program, RCDSMM, and California state parks to help restore this vital area!

Volunteer on February 11th at Leo Carrillo State Park. Bring close-toed shoes, a water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, and clothes that can get dirty. 

RSVP required! Write to with the number of volunteers and their ages. 

WSP will adhere to all CDPH guidelines during any in-person restoration events.

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