Saturday, March 8. FINAL Beginners and Family Bird Walk of the Season! 9:00–11:00 a.m. These popular walks are designed for beginning birders and school-age children. Directions: Exit the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on Burbank Blvd. Go west about one-half mile to Woodley Avenue and turn right (north). Travel about one-half mile to the second possible right turn (at sign for the Water Reclamation Plant and Japanese Garden). Turn right and go east about one-half mile to Wildlife Area parking at the end of the road. Meet across the road from the parking lot at the low buildings. Leader(s): Muriel Kotin, (310) 457-5796 or Diana Keeney, (818) 998-3216. Reservations are not needed except for large groups. Rain cancels.
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The City of Calabasas will be holding an educational forum at the Calabasas Founders Hall on Thursday, March 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. addressing the risks associated with the use of poison baits to control rodents. The use of these baits has injured and killed numerous wild animals and pets. The public forum titled “Protect Your Pet, Protect Wildlife, Learn How” will be held at the Calabasas Public Library Founders Hall located at 200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302.
On September 11, 2013, the Calabasas City Council adopted Resolution No. 2013-1379 urging businesses in Calabasas to no longer use or sell anticoagulant rodenticides, and urging all property owners to cease purchasing or using anticoagulant rodenticides on their properties in Calabasas.
Learn how to protect your wild neighbors and pets from accidental poisoning. Five panel members will be speaking about pros and cons of anticoagulant rodenticides and non-chemical pest control methods:
· Dr. Seth Riley, Wildlife Ecologist, National Park Service, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
· Dr. Julie Elginer, Adjunct Professor at the UCLA School of Public Health
· Dr. Deborah Bennett, Science Teacher at Calabasas High School and recipient of several environmental awards
· Ms. Mary Sue Maurer, Calabasas Council Member
· Mr. Joel Schulman with Poison Free Malibu/Santa Monica Mountains
For additional information, contact the Environmental Services Division at (818) 224-1600.
The Parks Advocate of the Encino Neighborhood Council is very important to SFVAS’s education programs and conservation programs. The Encino NC is holding an election Sunday, March 16 from 10AM – 4PM at the Encino Community Center. SFVAS members are eligible to vote for the candidate for Parks Advocate.
As a member of SFVAS you are a community interest stakeholder who is eligible to vote for Parks Advocate. You do not have to live in Encino. Just bring a copy of the Phainopepla newsletter addressed to you or bring a local SFVAS membership card. If you are an Encino resident you will need to show an ID with your address and then you can vote for an area rep and several other seats in addition to Parks Advocate.
The Encino Community Center is 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. It’s on the west side of Balboa, a short distance north of Ventura Blvd.
From: Callyn D. Yorke, Ph.D
I am scheduled to teach Birds of Southern California at UCLA this Spring (April 5- May 31, 2014). The class includes four lecture meetings and four field trips on alternate Saturday mornings (0900-1200 hrs.). Lectures will include workshops on bird identification; field trips will include coastal, chaparral, riparian, montane and desert habitats. The class is suitable for beginning and intermediate-level birders for 2 units of transferable biology credit, or take the class for general interest credit/no credit.
Students have to provide their own transportation.
Should any of your SFV Audubon members might be interested, please refer them to the following website link:
UCLA Extension Class
Callyn D. Yorke, Ph.D.
Professor of Zoology
Department of Biological Sciences
Antelope Valley College
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA USA 93536
tel 661 722-6437
Sunday April 6th 10am – 3pm.
Good Family Fun and it’s free!! This is the only day of the year the public is invited to visit Chatsworth Nature Preserve. Guided Tours, Native American Blessing, and displays by Conservation/Environmental Groups, including San Fernando Valley Audubon Society.
Chatsworth Preserve Earth Day Celebration