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Nature Park Cleanup
March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The rain has stopped and the heat has started. This month we will focus on weeding and spreading mulch. We will also water the new plantings to help them make it through the heat. The monarch waystation needs careful weeding and water, as well.
The park looks good with lots of things blooming, including bush sunflowers, monkeyflowers, mulefats, wild cucumbers, bladderpods, lupines, poppies, sages, and much more. We have even seen a few monarch butterflies soaring through the park.
Meet at the park to pull, bash, curse, chop and behead weeds, plant, water, pick up litter, spread mulch, and enjoy the park. Come for the whole time, for an hour, or just stop by to say hello. Maybe we will even see some monarch butterflies at our new monarch waystation.
– wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
– bring water
– bring gardening gloves and tools (weeders, trowels, whatever you use in your own garden), there are extra tools and gloves for those who need them.
– wear comfortable work clothes, including work shoes (sneakers or boots) and long pants
– bring binoculars for birdwatching (optional)
Children must be under adult supervision at all times. There is poison oak in the park that we will point out before starting.
The South Pas Nature Park is a four-acre habitat park along the Arroyo Seco. The entrance, marked by a small plaque on an attractive river rock wall, is in the 100 block of Pasadena Avenue in South Pasadena, east of the York Street Bridge. There is plenty of on-street parking on Pasadena Avenue.
The park is graced with mature coast live oaks, southern walnuts and western sycamores. Planted with sage, buckwheat and other native coastal sage scrub plants, the park provides an inviting environment for birds, lizards, squirrels and numerous other critters. Locals too enjoy walking, jogging and horseback riding through the park.