Monday, March 14, 2011

Volunteer & get FREE ticket to Venice Home & Garden Tour

The annual Venice Garden and Home Tour, a self-guided walking tour, will feature 30 gardens and architectural homes in the charming, secluded Walk Streets neighborhood and streets south of Venice Boulevard. 

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer for this event on Saturday, May 7, 2011, please e-mail and/or visit  Each docent is assigned a half-day shift at a particular home to greet tour-goers and answer questions.

·        Volunteer as a Docent for a half-day and receive a FREE ticket for the Tour for the other half day
·        Get behind the scenes to see the beautiful Venice gardens and iconic architecture
·        Refer a friend and docent together!
·         Meet design professionals and add the experience to your resume!

Monday, March 7, 2011

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY with California State Parks Association

Volunteer Opportunity - Trail Repair Day at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overview

Friends of the Los Angeles River Hosting Tour of River from Elisian Valley to Long Beach

Speakers from Santa Monica Baykeeper, Food & Water Watch, & Environment Now 

Sat. Mar. 12   8:30am-`5pm 

Carpool tour (option to leave midday)

Led by Jenny Price for FoLAR
Santa Monica Baykeeper, Food & Water Watch, Environment Now  

Everyone in Los Angeles has seen the LA River, and has heard that it's being revitalized. But who knows where it is, exactly--and what exactly is happening on its banks?

The tour convenes at the River Center  (570 W Ave. 26, near the 5/110--8:30am sharp!--for a 9:00 departure), where we form carpools, and stops at the verdant Glendale Narrows, a new stormwater park in the same stretch, and the historic Arroyo Seco confluence, and the industrial downtown stretch that everyone's seen in movies and on TV.

We'll eat lunch at an excellent Boyle Heights taqueria en route (or you can bring your own)--and we'll head into the even less well-known South, to the new Maywood Riverfront Park and the stunning new Dominguez Gap wetland.

Bring snacks and water and shoes that can get a little wet.  Dogs welcome.
DIRECTIONS TO RIVER CENTER:   (or Metro Gold Line--Lincoln/Cypress exit, W 3 blocks on Ave. 26, entrance on S side 1/2 blk after Figueroa)