For Nature Education

and the Conservation of Wildlife

David Barton


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All SFVAS meetings, walks and group activities have been cancelled through March, due to our concern for the health of our family and friends. We will resume our normal schedule as soon as possible. The Conservation Luncheon has been cancelled — we will happily refund ticket cost if you email info@sfvaudubon.org If you do not request a refund, we will consider your purchase a donation to help us pursue our mission of conservation and education.



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Sometimes The Good Guys Win

Since 2007, the Mountains Recreation and Conservancy Authority (MRCA), a local public agency established in 1985 to manage, promote and protect open and wild land for public enjoyment, had its eye on 285 idyllic acres in the southern Santa Susana Mountains. MRCA works with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) and other local groups and…

Cub Scouts In the Basin!

Saturday, March 7, members of local pack 564 joined SFVAS volunteers for a walk in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. The lads ranged from Lions (Kindergarten) through Tigers, Bears and Wolves to Webelos (Fifth Grade). All were experienced outdoors-kids, knew how to use binoculars and were very observant. We saw California Towhees; Bluebirds; Yellow-rumped Warblers;…

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A Hazard to Birds: Plastic Grass in Easter Baskets

Easter is right around the corner, and however we're going to celebrate it during this "situation," it's not hard to envision gleeful children tearing into their baskets full of candy and toys. The goodies are embedded in layers of cheap shredded plastic meant to simulate grass. The grass flies everywhere as the children grab the…

Wild and Free -- in the Basin

On Wednesday, February 26, a group of parents and their home-schooled children, age 2-8, joined SFVAS leaders for a nature walk in the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. This group, which calls itself "Wild and Free," goes on a hike somewhere every Wednesday in parks and on trails from Thousand Oaks to Simi Valley to the…

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Young Landscapers from Los Encinos School Beautify Our Wildlife Reserve

We can dig it! Accompanied by SFVAS volunteers, third graders from Los Encinos School visited the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve on January 28, 2020. The morning began with a community service project, namely the beautification of the parking area with new landscape plants. Parents labored to dig the necessary holes; then the students planted fourteen…

Habitat Restoration Day at the Basin!

The Audubon Birdwalk at 8:00 will be led by our own Benny Jacobs-Schwartz! The LA River is being turned into a viable, recreational, urban waterway -- but it's a job of constant improvement, protection and maintenance that only Angelenos can do, working together. Come help -- it's fun, messy and at the end you see…

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photo by Alex Viduetsky

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Membership

Our fun and informative bird walks are free to anyone who wants to come along. Everything we do for education and conservation is free. Our members are our core, the people who understand the importance of birds in nature, who follow our activities and join us with their voices when we need to advocate for an important environmental issue. Please become a member and be part of all that SFVAudubon does!

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