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Age Minimum (with Adult) - 5, Minimum Age - 13+, Skill Category - N/A Verified Volunteers Level:

*SPRUCE IT UP: Wetlands Revitalization

Ballona Wetlands Land Trust

What: Planting and removing non-native species to restore the Ballona Wetlands.

Ballona Wetlands Land Trust is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to the acquisition, restoration and preservation of the Ballona Wetlands, the only remaining coastal wetlands in Los Angeles County.

Volunteer Project: L.A. Works volunteers support conservation efforts at the Ballona Wetlands. Volunteers work alongside youth from GoEcoKids, a nonprofit partner dedicated to providing local youth a conduit toward helping their environment. The 2012 Volunteer Program will aim to make long term improvements to the habitat. Volunteers may help restore native habitat by planting species grown from seedlings, and developing a nursery to supply future plants for the wetlands, and remove non-native plants and trash throughout the wetlands. Volunteers are also invited to go on an eco-tour offered by local biologists and ecologists and the end of each volunteer day.

Requirements: Volunteers should wear pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toe shoes. Please bring water, gloves, a hat and sun protection. Tools (shovels, axes, shears, etc.) will be provided. We encourage volunteers to bring their cameras and take lots of pictures.

Youth Under 14: Volunteers under the age of 14 CANNOT create their own Accounts. To sign up a child, please create a family team by following the “For Teams” Instructions below. A parent/guardian must accompany a child under the age of 14 at any project.

All Minors: Any volunteer under the age of 18 must bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors.

For Teams: How to Sign Up a Team

Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at or contact the project leader. 

Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below.

If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button

*This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. 


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