Enhancing habitat at Steelhead Park along the LA River
Enhancing habitat at Steelhead Park along the LA River

Photo: Jim Kuo
Photo: Jim Kuo

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L.A. River Habitat Enhancement

Help us build sustainable bird-friendly communities along the L.A. River!


Although many Angelenos may only know the L.A. River as a thin trickle down a concrete channel, the River is in fact incredibly biodiverse and plays an important role in the health of our local waterways and coasts, as well as our local communities. The River provides significant habitat for birds and other wildlife as well as opportunities for active and passive recreation, and serves as an educational tool to learn about the land and those who have come before us. The Center is committed to revitalizing the river and sustainably enhancing this habitat for generations to come. 

YOU can play a role in these revatalization efforts! Join us almost every Saturday morning as we work to build bird-friendly communities along the L.A. River through the removal of invasive species and planting of CA native plants. Each week we focus on a different work site along the River. Upcoming events can be found on our events page HERE

Our current work sites:

Steelhead Park, Rattlesnake Park,  Elysian Valley Gateway Park, and the Zev Yaroslavsky LA River Greenway (in partnership with MRCA) 

Rio de Los Angeles State Park (in partnership with CA State Parks and CA State Parks Foundation) 

Volunteer tasks typically include weeding, watering, mulching, and/or planting. Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers will be working outdoors, so please dress accordingly - sun protection and long sleeves/pants are highly recommended. The age limit to volunteer is 9 years old - volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All volunteers must sign a waiver prior to their first volunteer event: MRCA PARK WAIVER, RIO DE LOS ANGELES WAIVER

Please contact mika.perron@audubon.org with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

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