Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open, w/the exception of part of the Satwiwa Loop Trail. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is only open sunrise to sunset. Point Mugu State Park re-opens 5/24. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/31/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Native Plant Landscaping Without Embarrassing Your Kids and Neighbors
Contact: Visitor Center, 805-370-2301
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Say goodbye to dusty, scraggly, sparse gardens, and hello to a vibrant native plant landscaping plan. On Saturday, October 3, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, in partnership with Bob Sussman, owner of Matilija Nursery, presents a class on successful native plant landscaping. Native plants require less water and are beneficial to the Santa Monica Mountains ecosystem. Many gardeners find it useful to gather a few native plant ideas and prepare for the gardening year ahead by creating a native landscaping plan for the home garden.
This is the 4th annual fall presentation on native plant and gardening tips. Class participants will receive many handouts on native plant gardening, as well as coupons for Matilija Nursery’s fall sale. Matilija Nursery is located in Moorpark and grows plants native to California. A special section on the presentation will highlight native California irises and how to incorporate them into a garden plan.
Join us for this annual event, meet neighbors also interested in native landscaping, and come away with exciting gardening plans for the upcoming growing season.
This is a free program. Visitors are encouraged to come early so they can browse books on native plant gardening available at the park’s bookstore. For any questions please call 805-370-2301, or get a free “Outdoors” schedule on line at www.nps.gov/samo.
Directions to the event:
The National Park Service Visitor Center is located at 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. From the Ventura Freeway (101) take the Lynn Rd exit. North on Lynn Rd. Right on Hillcrest Drive. Left on McCloud Ave. Turn into first driveway on the right. Follow road to parking area. Walk down stairs or take elevator down to the Visitor Center. Signs will direct you to the lecture room.
Did You Know?
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.