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Westwood Greenway Tour & Cleanup

Join us for a joint in-person event with the LA Chapter! Learn about how this stretch of urban habitat impacts biodiversity, energy, water, waste, pollution, and our local identity.

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Westwood Greenway Tour & Cleanup
Westwood Greenway Tour & Cleanup

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Los Angeles, 2596 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA

About the event

Climate Reality Project Day at Westwood Greenway

10AM Tour of Westwood Greenway

Learn about how this stretch of urban habitat impacts biodiversity, energy, water, waste,

pollution, and our local identity. Meet at the Westwood gate on the northwest side of

the train.

11:30AM - 3PM Weeding and other Maintenance (Stay as long as you want. Late

arrivals welcome)

Support biodiversity by clearing out invasive non-native plants. Guides will divide you

into teams with tasks for all levels of physical ability. The organizers will be on-site the

whole time, but if you are only available for part of this period, that’s all good.

RAIN CANCELS--event will be rescheduled if necessary due to weather

What to Wear

Be sure to have adequate sun protection (and rain protection if applicable). We

recommend a hat. Hiking or work boots are best (no open-toed shoes). Wear clothes

that can get wet and/or dirty. Some of the invasive plant removal will be in and around

a small creek that is a foot deep and four feet wide. If you have some waders or rubber

boots and never get to use them, this is your chance! We have other areas if wet is not

your thing.

What to Bring

A water bottle or hydration bladder. There is no potable water at the greenway. Sturdy gloves that can get wet/dirty. Some garden implements will be provided, but if you have any of the following and can bring them, that would be very helpful: Weeding Fork, Hand Shovel, Hatchet, Pruning Shears.

If you like to use a personal weeding mat to protect your knees, feel free to bring yours.

No power outlets and no secure storage exist at the greenway. Plan accordingly.

If you want snacks, feel free to bring something to keep your energy up, akin to what

you might bring on a hike. No food will be provided.

What NOT to Bring

This is a Zero Waste Event. Please do not bring any items to the greenway that you will

leave as waste or pass out to create waste. If you bring food for yourself, please pack

out your waste.

Guests

Extra volunteers are welcome! Please note that this event is not designed for small

children, and there are dangers including falls and drowning. We recommend this as an

age 12 and up event, but if you bring any children, please be responsible for them.

Pets

This is a habitat restoration project. Please do not bring pets.

Location

The Westwood Greenway is located on either side of the Metro E Line light rail,

between Westwood Blvd. and Overland Ave. in Los Angeles. Google maps address is

2596 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Transportation

Arrive on Metro’s E Line at the Westwood / Rancho Park Station. Santa Monica Big

Blue bus #8 or #12. Culver City bus #3. Or come on the Expo Bike Path! Ample bike

racks exist to secure your bike.

Parking

If you come by car, free parking is available on Exposition Blvd North, west of

Westwood, and Northvale Road, east of Overland. See map below.

Covid Precautions

This is an outdoor activity that allows for ample social distancing. Please be aware of

the personal space of others.

Restrooms

There will be a porta-potty available on the day of the event, but no permanent restroom

facilities are on site. Public restrooms are available nearby at the Palms-Rancho Park

Public Library, which is an eight-minute walk from the greenway at 2920 Overland Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Westwood Greenway Info

More information about the greenway is online at https://westwoodgreenway.org/

Need Someone on the Day of the Event?

Contact Charles Miller by text: 310 806 1635

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