The first native plant nursery in NELA, the Los Nogales Nursery, was established in 2014 as a joint effort of the Audubon Center at Debs Park in Montecito Heights and the National Park Service. Today, the nursery grows more than 30 different native plant species from seed collected in Debs Park and then uses the plants to restore the park’s native habitat. This work is made possible by dedicated volunteers and community naturalists. Volunteer service days are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can help care for the plants and the restoration sites on more than 17 acres around the park. Bring water and sun protection and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. For more information, contact Lauren Hill, volunteer coordinator / firstname.lastname@example.org / 323-221-2255.
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