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March 15, 2022

Haskell Creek Cleanup, Volunteers Needed

April 9, 2022 from 8:30 AM to Noon Haskell Creek, where it runs through Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, hosts many riparian trees and shrubs, such as cottonwoods and willows.  Songbirds forage and nest in the trees, while egrets and herons fish in this heart of the Wildlife Area.  The needed winter rains brought a trash…
April 2, 2021

The Reserve Rides Again!

Sycamore fighting back A group of eleven volunteer leaders of SFVAS’s special walks at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve toured the reserve on March 25, looking at the fire impacts and the process of recovery. Those who had not visited since shortly after the devastating fire last September 6 were greatly heartened by the large…
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September 21, 2020

More “After the Fire”

Several masked and socially distancing leaders from the San Fernando Valley Audubon and California Native Plant Societies visited the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve three days after the disastrous September 6 wildfire. The goal was to survey damage, get an idea of what natural recovery to expect, and begin developing an action plan.  A second walkthrough…
August 16, 2020

Non-Group Haskell Creek Cleanups – Cancelled

Sept. 16-Oct.15 Due to the devastating fire in the Reserve, the call for cleanup volunteers has been retracted -- the damage is too extensive and safety is uncertain. We will keep all parties informed as we assess the situation and determine the best way forward. Thank you for your concern and generosity. Due to the…
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March 7, 2020

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;…
February 13, 2020

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…
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October 8, 2012

Bird Walks for Families and Beginners

These popular walks resume on second Saturdays at 9:00 AM at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, October 13, 2012 through March 9, 2013. For more information click on the Yahoo Calendar or the October - November newsletter "Phainopepla."