Green Things to Do in Los Angeles [September 7-13, 2012]


Featured Events of the Week:


Heal the Bay on KTLA!

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 8:00 pm and Sunday, September 9, 2012 4:00 pm

Where: on KTLA

Get ready for Coastal Cleanup Day!!  Hosts Micah Ohlman, Megan Henderson, Gayle Anderson, and Henry DiCarlo bring you a preview of Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day and environmental concerns on KTLA from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 8 2012 and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2012.


Rain Barrels From Sustainable Works

When: Order by September 14, 2012 for September 15, 2012 pickup in Santa Monica

Where: Order online, pick up at Sustainable Works, 1744 Pearl Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Map It

This isn’t exactly an event but it’s a great deal!  For $100 you can purchase a rain barrel from Sustainable Works in Santa Monica.  They hold 55 gallons and contain a brass spigot for garden hose attachment.  Note to Santa Monica residents:  The barrels are FREE for Santa Monica residents after receiving a qualifying rebate.  The barrels must be ordered by September 14, 2012 for pickup on September 15, 2012.  For more information and to order visit


More green events this week:


Stream Team Restoration at Malibu Creek State Park

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 Call for time

Where: Malibu Creek State Park, 2028 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 Map It

Help remove non-native plants along Malibu Creek.  Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, snack, sunscreen and hat.  Volunteers must pre-register and be age 10 or over.  For more information and to register visit the Heal the Bay website.


Attracting Good Bugs at the Mar Vista Farmers Market

When: Sunday, September 9, 2012 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Mar Vista Farmers Market, Grand View Blvd. at Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 Map It

Join landscape architects from Tikotsky & Associates to learn which bugs you want in your garden and how to attract them.

For more information see the MVCC Green Tent Blog.


Once Upon a Canyon Night:  Billy Valentine & Friends

When: Sunday, September 9, 2012  7:30 pm

Where: S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre in Coldwater Canyon Park, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210  Map It

Enjoy Billy Valentine & Friends for a night of rhythm and blues in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre in TreePeople’s Coldwater Canyon Park.  General admission is $25 (TreePeople Members $20).

For more information visit the TreePeople website.


Native American Land Management:  How to Make Your Garden, The Soil and The Creatures All Get Along!

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: Sepulveda Garden Center, 1633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 Map It

Kat High, Director of Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, will teach traditional land management at the Sepulveda Garden Center. For more information visit


TreePeople Events

When: throughout the week, see the TreePeople calendar

Where: throughout Los Angeles

TreePeople offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including tree planting, tree care, mountain restoration, reforestation, park maintenance, seedling nursery, photography. Minors (accompanied by an adult) are welcome. Visit their calendar to select an activity and sign-up by pre-registering. Once you register, TreePeople will contact you with event details and directions.

During the week of September 7-13, 2012, TreePeople has the following on their calendar: Santa Monica Mountains Restoration, Park Work Day and Park Tree Care. Check out their calendar for more information.

Sierra Club Outings

When: throughout the week, see the Angeles Chapter Activities Calendar (rain may cancel)

Where: throughout Los Angeles

A few of the Sierra Club outings for this week include a Pacific Palisades Hike (Friday), Long Beach El Dorado Park Nature Walk (Saturday morning), Griffith Park Walk/Observatory Tour (Saturday), Beach Walk in Long Beach (Monday) and various conditioning hikes in Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro/Palos Verdes, Irvine, Signal Hill and Pasadena. Visit the Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter Activities Calendar for more activities and additional information.


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Heads Up for September and October:

Coastal Cleanup Day: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Marine Mammal Care Center 20th Anniversary Party for Pinnipeds:  Saturday, October 14, 2012

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