Category Archives: MRT

Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed

A small army aims to eliminate crayfish from the Santa Monica Mountains’ streams and rivers in 3 years Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2015 As the morning sun peeked over a mountain ridge on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Volunteer effort bringing oaks back to Rancho Sierra Vista

Hundreds of trees being planted along Potrero Creek Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, March 19, 2015 A Conejo Valley area that’s been missing indigenous oak trees since ranchers flattened it for grazing cattle will soon have roughly … Continue reading

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NPS seeks greater control of surrounding hillsides

Rim of the Valley study now in fifth year Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 18, 2013 The mountains encircling the Conejo and Simi valleys may soon become part of the U.S. National Park Service. The Conejo … Continue reading

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A milestone gift for L.A.’s trails from the County of Los Angeles

The Backbone Trail is one celebrity-owned property and an easement short of completion. The Cold Creek High Trail is just three parcels shy of being in public hands. Just one 700-foot path and hikers and horseback riders on the Las … Continue reading

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Margot Feuer dies at 89; helped create Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The threat of development led Margot Feuer to be one of ‘the founding mothers’ of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2012 By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times … Continue reading

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MRT Offers Senior Naturalist Classes

From Mountains Restoration Trust Nature 101 was a hit and fun was had by all participants!  The weather was beautiful and the walk around the Headwaters Corner showcased some of the early signs of spring. Come and learn more about … Continue reading

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Mountains Restoration Trust to lead naturalist classes for seniors in January and February

Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) now offers naturalist workshops geared for the senior citizen.  Workshops offer a variety of topics; Learn about the local Calabasas and Native American history, hike in the Cold Creek Valley Preserve, and birdwatch at the Headwaters … Continue reading

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The New Millennium Trail in Calabasas

Happy trails for all? When new homes are built next to wilderness areas, buyers and nature lovers battle over noise, parking and access. In Calabasas, they’ve figured out a way to keep the peace. Source of this article – Los … Continue reading

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