TOPANGA CANYON—The Lower Topanga State Park is hosting oak planting and is inviting all community members to attend. The event is completely volunteer-based and over 250 Los Angeles school district students will be participating.

The oak tree planting will take place on Saturday, October 29, Saturday, November 5, and Saturday, November 19. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parking will be available along Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the Pacific Coast Highway intersection.

Volunteers will be planting oak saplings, which can take up to 20 years to reach adulthood. The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) aims to plant 100 coast live oak trees and other trees by the end of 2016 because of drought and diseases that have been killing plants.

The Lower Topanga State Park features opportunities to support and help restore the environment. The Lower Topanga Creek Riparian Oak Woodland Restoration is being led by Resource Conservation District Biologist Lizzy Montgomery. Earth Island Institute, CA Coastal Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Board, and the Southern Wetland Recovery Project are all funding and supporting the cause.

Those with questions can email