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    Wednesday
    Mar072018

    Rosemont Preserve Tour Saturday, March 24th, 9-11am - Fire & Flood Landscape Resilience with Cassy Aoyagi

    Join FormLA Landscaping president Cassy Aoyagi in the Rosemont Preserve to learn about the impact of landscapes on LA’s overall resilience.

    Post-fire and slide it is more critical than ever that we take great care with what we introduce to our gardens and wildspaces. Authentic foothill-native plants protect wildspaces and homes. They stay lush and leafy in both drought and deluge and, therefore, do a better job of resisting fire, whereas many plants promoted as drought-tolerant are highly flammable. Their roots of natives also help protect slopes from mudslide.

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    In 2017, Rosemont Preserve restored and re-wilded slopes close to homes. Volunteers removed invasive plants and replaced them with native plants native to the LA foothills. It now serves as a great model for landscaping at the urban-wildspace interface.

    If you are looking to restore a slope or simply make your garden and LA more resilient, this is a great opportunity to see what can be accomplished. We hope to see you there!

    Friday
    Jan052018

    Become a Citizen Scientist at the Rosemont Preserve - Jan. 13th 9:30am

    Help us investigate the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday, January 13th from 9:30-11:30am. 

    We are launching a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species of plants and wildlife as possible using iNaturalist!

    iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. You can use it to record your own observations, get help with identifications, collaborate with others to collect plant and wildlife information for a common purpose, or access the observational data collected by iNaturalist users.

    Become a “citizen scientist” by uploading your photos to iNaturalist, and by helping us gain a better understanding of the plants, animals, birds, insects and other organisms that live in the Rosemont Preserve.  Most importantly, have fun meeting other naturalists, scientists, and curious members of the public in the great outdoors!

    People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. If you have a smart phone, please bring it with the iNaturalist app downloaded.  If you don’t have a smart phone, we’ll teach you how to use your computer to collect data and upload it to the iNaturalist website.  Together, we’ll make some science!

    We’ll also be playing scavenger hunt bingo.  Find the plants and animals on your card and win a prize!

    The fun begins at 9:30am.  Please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave, La Crescenta, and then walk north 2 blocks to enter the Rosemont Preserve (map).  No reservations required, no pets please! 

    **Rain cancels**

    (This is just the beginning:  we will soon expand our efforts to document biodiversity information throughout the entire Hahamongna to Tujunga Wildlife Corridor!)

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