Join us to celebrate wild places with our first film and lecture series, “The Beauty of Nature.”
The series starts April 5 with the opening film, Yosemite, directed and narrated by the famous documentarian Ken Burns. Yosemite celebrates the passion and vision of pioneering environmentalists like John Muir, who provided an example to future conservationists over 150 years ago when they helped establish one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources, the national parks. Their work inspired others, like our own peninsula’s community leaders and elected officials, to dedicate themselves to land preservation and conservation.
Our open spaces are the inspiration for this unique dining experience. The event raises critical funds and increases awareness of the important work of the Conservancy in protecting and stewarding open space and nature. Each year the Conservancy will bring guests to special places amidst nature for a moveable feast throughout the preserves – one year on the beach, the next on the cliffs, another deep in green fields and canyons, and so on. The event will help highlight the important role the community plays in protecting the beautiful and unique environment on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The Conservancy hosts an annual White Point Home Tour signature fundraiser featuring a self-guided tour of unique and historic homes in San Pedro. The tour is followed by a reception with wine, musical entertainment and silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefits education and restoration activities at the White Point Nature Preserve in San Pedro.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has joined the Palos Verdes Library District along with several other local partners for a community-wide reading program. Last year the selected book was “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash”. The book focused on environmental responsibility: sustainability, conservation and the watershed. We are looking forward to 2014 and the author and book will be announced shortly.