Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Photos from the Plateau

Santa Rosa Plateau We finally made it to the Plateau! It was a great trip with the most people yet on our monthly field trips. We saw some Garter Snakes, some pools and an ancient oak tree (I climbed the lowest limb but then got scared). Check out the photos below from Patricia Sidoti - thanks Patricia. Oh, and we will be talking about our next field trip – where are we going? I don’t know - at our next meeting on Thursday April 28th at 7pm. See you there.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This Sunday! We're trying The Plateau again!

We're determined to enjoy Santa Rosa Plateau. This Sunday April 18th we are going to the Reserve near Murrieta. The reserve at the Santa Rosa Plateau consists of 8,400 acres and is home to increasingly rare Vernal Pool habitat. We will meet in the Ralphs parking lot in the Marina Pacifica Shopping Center on PCH. We will leave Long Beach at 2pm, meet at the SRP Nature Center at 3pm, and should be back by 7pm. Space is limited, fee is $2.00 for parking and day access plus gas money for car-pooling - drivers are needed. For more information or to RSVP contact Taylor@tidalinfluence.com. Please RSVP by April 15th.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March Minutes

March 25, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Christopher Ward at 7:20 p.m.
In attendance –
Kerry Martin, Taylor Parker, Christopher Ward, Mary Parcell, Joe Weinstein, Jill Brennan

El Dorado Nature Center – Kerry Martin
Discussion of the Nature Center and their stream restoration. The stream and the entire walk are now open .
Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust & Audubon – Anne Dennison
Discussion of the Land Trust & Audubon activities. After hiring Mark Massara to represent LCWLT at the Santa Cruz Coastal Commission, the Commission decided the Land Scraping deserved a full hearing.
Office of Sustainability – Jill Brennan
Discussion of Earth Week and presentation of the Earth Week poster.
Egrets not Regrets – Taylor Parker
Discussion of Heather Altman’s blog and the 2nd and PCH development.
El Dorado Audubon – Mary Parcell
Birdwalks at Hellman every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @Hellman’s land off Studebaker and PCH.
Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program – Taylor Parker
Discussion of community-based restoration that has begun.
Friends of Colorado Lagoon-Taylor Parker
Discussion of restoration and closing of FOCL’s education program.
EcoLink- Chris Ward
Discussion of next field trip.

Action Items:
-Taylor: Organize field trip for April to Santa Rosa Plateau

Next Meeting: April 29th, 2010