In honor of Earth Month, SoCalGas volunteers have dedicated their efforts to help restore and improve our local landscape to help preserve and protect the unique habitat within our communities. This past weekend, volunteers partnered with Friends of Ballona Wetlands and Chino Hills State Park in habitat restoration projects.
“SoCalGas and its employees are committed to improving, protecting, and preserving the environment,” said Trisha Muse, director of community relations at SoCalGas. “These community partnerships are important to our ecosystems – every action will slowly help improve the wildlife and biodiversity of our environment.”
On Saturday, volunteers helped Friends of Ballona Wetlands restore the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, the last coastal wetland in Los Angeles. These efforts will help restore biodiversity and improve the habitat by planting native plants, which will help re-establish the natural processes and functions of the wetland. Approximately 130 square miles of storm drains flow into the Ballona Creek, where gutter trash from as far as North Hollywood can end up at the reserve! Volunteers helped remove invasive vegetation and debris to help provide space for native plants to grow and thrive.
SoCalGas volunteers also removed invasive plant species, planted native plants, and cleaned up trash and other debris at Chino Hills State Park on Sunday.