“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
Malibu Creek State Park is a popular Santa Monica park that has been the set for many TV shows and movies, including M*A*S*H, Planet of the Apes, Love Me Tender, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Pleasantville. Although it looks great on the big screen, these days it needs a little extra TLC to maintain it in all its glory.
Thankfully, we have a throng of awesome volunteers heading to Malibu Creek this Saturday to fix it up. It’s all part of our Annual Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup event. Normally our Earth Day takes place in April, but this year we had to reschedule due to heavy spring rains. We are glad the big day has finally arrived!
Volunteers, Edison International employees, park rangers, CSPF staff and Malibu Creek Docents will all work together to restore the lawn by planting several hundred native grasses and plants, remove other non-native plants and conduct general cleanup of the Visitor Center area. This is a great opportunity to do this clean-up because in a few weeks there will be water in the creek. They will also be putting up a temporary fence to protect the plants from the deer while they are getting established.
We are very grateful to Edison International, whose grant has made this day possible. (Volunteer registration is full.)
CSPF Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup
Statewide, thousands of volunteers each year plant native trees and community gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitats, remove trash and debris from beaches and parklands and make overdue repairs to fences and boardwalks. Since its inception in 1998, CSPF’s Earth Day Restoration & Cleanup program has resulted in — 76,000 participants contributing more than 305,000 volunteer hours worth over $6 million in park maintenance and improvements. Additionally, the program has awarded more than $1.35 million to state parks throughout California.
Our next Earth Day is scheduled for April 13. Stayed tuned for opportunities to register as a volunteer at a state park near you! http://calparks.org/programs/earth-day/