Join us to celebrate wild places with our first film and lecture series, “The Beauty of Nature.”
Over 500 people came out to view the first film in the series, Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit directed and narrated by the renown documentarian Ken Burns on April 5. The film Yosemite celebrates the passion and vision of pioneering environmentalists 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.
Other films in the series include Riding Giants on June 14 at the John Olguin Auditorium free admission (surfing over the decades in California and Hawaii), Rivers and Tides on August 23 at the PV Art Center tickets with a box dinner for film patrons (Andy Goldsworthy’s inspired art in nature), More Than Honey (September 11 at the Palos Verdes Library free admission (importance of bees in agriculture and nature), and Kon-Tiki on November 22 at the Warner Grand Theater tickets $10 for adults and free for 18 years and under (explorers test themselves on a balsa-wood raft to sail wide oceans).
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.