South Bay Parkland Conservancy Initiatives

 
 
Detail of the South Bay Urban Trail Map showing existing connectivity of open space, trails and utility corridors suitable for parkland and urban wilderness in the South Bay.

Detail of the South Bay Urban Trail Map showing existing connectivity of open space, trails and utility corridors suitable for parkland and urban wilderness in the South Bay.

Rewilding the South Bay

Our communities are connected by an existing network of inner-urban trails, utility corridors, parks and open spaces that are waiting to be activated. Our vision is to create a connected parkland along this network with native habitat flowing throughout the communities of the South Bay. By rewilding aspects of this network with local native plant communities, we can conserve water and lay the patchwork for a vibrant parkland and urban wilderness.


Outdoor Education and Volunteer program

SBPC partners with educators, environmental specialists and local professionals to provide outdoor educational opportunities, resources and project experience to students and community members interested in local ecology. Participants learn valuable skills in conservation while making a difference in their own communities.

RUHS Env. Sci. students work to establish butterfly habitat in Wilderness Park.

RUHS Env. Sci. students work to establish butterfly habitat in Wilderness Park.


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El Segundo Blue Butterfly Coalition

In 2018 the South Bay Parkland Conservancy led the formation of the El Segundo Blue Butterfly Coalition to “connect local native wildlife habitat capable of supporting valuable species like the El Segundo blue butterfly, while engaging the public in educational and recreational events.” Coalition members include SBPC, Palos Verdes Land Conservancy, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, The Bay Foundation and SEA Labs and continues to grow to include other organizations involved in the habitat restoration effort for the ESBB.