Removal of non-native and invasive plants is important for the recovery of native plant and animal populations. In 2008, 26,000 tons of lead contaminated fill material was removed from Topanga Creek to restore the creek channel and floodplain. Revegetation with natives and removal of invasive plants is dependent on the participation of many people including volunteers and students!
Remove invasive species and plant native species at the Topanga Berm Restoration Site. Quantify abundance and distribution of native and invasive plants (see Vegetation Monitoring).
What will the students be doing?
- Assist with removal of non-native and invasive plants at the Topanga Berm Restoration Site.
- Students participating in programs in late fall and early winter will plant native seeds and saplings in late fall and early winter. Planting is not done in spring or summer due to water restrictions.
- Students may also conduct surveys using transects and quadrats to quantify the abundance of invasive and native plants, and track changs in their abundance and distribution over time (see Vegetation Monitoring).