Over 100 volunteers gathered at the Alta Vicente Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes on Martin Luther King Jr. day to help restore the natural land. They installed 400 native and drought tolerant plants and pulled invasive weeds from an acre of land, according to Conservancy Volunteer Coordinator Megan Roy.
“The restored site will sustain an environment unique to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, particularly plant communities of coastal sage scrub, cactus scrub and Palos Verdes blue butterfly habitat,” Palos Verdes Land Conservancy Director of Conservation Adrienne Mohan said in a statement.
Mohan said she hopes the restoration efforts will provide refuge for rare species such as the California gnatcatcher and the cactus wren.
City staff and Mayor Susan Brooks from Rancho Palos Verdes also unveiled the new Preserve Identification and Orientation signs that mark the official entry points to the preserve.