South Bay Parkland Conservancy Initiatives
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.
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.