April 20, 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM America/Los Angeles Timezone
    Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center
    1805 W 9th St
    San Pedro, CA 90732
    Deane Dana Friendship Park and Nature Center
    (310) 519-6115

    Celebrate Earth Day at WILDFEST at Friendship Park in San Pedro!

    WildFest is a FREE FAMILY FUN event that celebrates the animals that live among us in our “Urban Forest,” and the pets that live & love us in our homes.

    With over 30 different exhibitors, there is something for everybody. Activities include face painting, bug and animal discoveries, crafts, games, wildflower seed balls, and chalk drawing. Deane Dana Friendship Park & Nature Center has beautiful views of the harbor and Catalina Island, so bring a picnic and enjoy your lunch while looking out over San Pedro and listening to LIVE MUSIC by Long Beach Unplugged.


    Bring your pet (on a leash) and explore the many trails and walkways Friendship Park has to offer.

    Visit the FEED & BE FED booth for a special blessing of your pet.

    At 12 NOON, meet at the front of the Nature Center for a PET PARADE around the grounds. Come back to the reception to receive a little participation gift.


    The Harbor Animal Shelter is bringing some of their finest furry friends for adoption. You can help homeless pets by bringing your old towels, newspapers, and other Shelter “Wish List” items. Bins will be available at reception.

    ACTIVITIES at the Nature Center Building:

    • 10AM -“FEAR FACTOR” (aka “I’m not afraid!”)
      an introduction to the Animal Ambassadors who live at Friendship Park
    • 11AM – COYOTE WORKSHOP A discussion on the urban coyote population
    • 12 PM – DRESS-UP-YOUR-PET PARADE with blessing of the pets



    “Just troubadour musicians from the LBC area, crankin’ out good tunes on acoustic instruments.”

    LBU consists of four members Nancy Stuart – vocals, Don Read – Bass, Roger Beall – Drums and Arlan on guitars.

    Coyotes In Our Midst

    11AM (seats are limited – come early!)

    ¨ Why are coyotes here?
    ¨ How did they get here?
    ¨ Why won’t they leave?

    This discussion will answer these questions and more while providing participants with the knowledge they need to live with urban coyotes.

    “Raising Monarch Butterflies” – by Judith Davies

    12:30PM (seats are limited – come early!)

    The Southland is a perfect place for raising butterflies! Learn how to create your own butterfly habitat that keeps pollinators happy.

    Judith will take you through a monarch’s life cycle – from egg to emerging adult butterfly – and will share her successes and her struggles in trying to help this beautiful and threatened migratory insect.

    Lee’s & Theresa’s Bees

    Where would we “bee” without pollinators?  Imagine a world without strawberries, apples and chocolate. All these delights wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for insect pollination.

    “Bee” sure to visit the booth hosted by local beekeepers Lee & Theresa – you will get to peek into the workings of a hive and get a “taste” of what these little ladies work so hard to create.

    Learn how bees help us and the environment, and the many ways you can protect and support them in your gardens and landscapes.

    Discover Critters, Natural Areas & Conservation

    Do you love animals & nature?

    Learn about Environmental Groups in the Southland that are working to restore, protect & preserve our precious wildlife & natural habitats and increase biodiversity.

    Madrona Marsh • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

    Placerita Nature Center • South Coast Botanic Garden

    Second Chance Critters • Malibu Forestry Unit LA County Fire Dept

    Los Angeles Department of Water & Power   •   RIDEtoFLY

    LA Co Dept of Public Works  •  LA City Dept of Animal Services

    Raccoon Alliance   •   Stoneview Nature Center

    About Friendship Park & Nature Center

    DDFPNC is located on the hill just off of 9th Street above Western Blvd, and contains a network of hiking trails with vista views of the Port of Los Angeles, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean.  This county park provides educational opportunities for kids, families and adults. You can reserve park locations for your special occasion, there are school service hour opportunities for youth, a junior ranger program for kids 7-12, and a Natural Areas Volunteer program that utilizes & teaches skills for a wide variety of career disciplines: education, natural sciences, animal husbandry, natural resource management, conservation & sustainability, landscape restoration, project planning, outreach.

    NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, event details may change at any time. Always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
    Contact us at BestoftheSouthBay@gmail.com to add your South Bay event to the calendar.

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