MALIBU—The Parks and Recreation Department is offering community members an opportunity to volunteer at an upcoming weeding day. Set to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, weeding day aims to maintain the natural beauty of Malibu Legacy Park and will continue until 1:00 p.m.
Malibu Legacy Park requires “many hours of weeding, planting, watering, and mulching in order to keep the park’s planted areas as healthy as possible,” states the Ccty’s event details calendar for the upkeep planned on Saturday. Volunteers will assist with basic gardening tasks under the supervision of the City’s naturalists, who also teach while they work.
Volunteers at the event will receive not only expert training and education about native and non-native plant species, but also water and snacks provided by city officials in attendance.
“Malibu Legacy Park is at the heart of the only location in California where four natural coastal habitats – coastal prairies, coastal bluffs, Southern California native woodlands, and riparian/wetland – are linked and accessible. As an outdoor living learning center, Legacy Park features state-of-the-art technology. The cutting-edge environmental park project promises far-reaching civic, environmental, and educational benefits” states the ity’s official webpage on Malibu Legacy Park.
The city of Malibu notes that “this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who enjoys being outside and working the earth, and could be the perfect project for school groups, girl or boy scout troops, or students looking for service hours.”
This is the fourth volunteer weeding day the Parks and Recreation Department has hosted over the past several months. Volunteers assisted with weeding, planting, watering, and mulching at Malibu Bluffs Park and Malibu Legacy Park on August 13, September 10, and October 15 earlier this year.
Contact Amy Crittenden, Recreation Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-456-2489 ext. 337 for additional information or to sign up as a volunteer.