Earth Day In Woodland Hills

Each year on April 22, Earth Day celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement begun in 1970. In America, as people moved from gas-guzzling V8-powered sedans to understanding and being conscious of the environment by way of such pioneers as Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelsen, a rare political alignment occurred between Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders…and Earth Day had opened the door to creating the United States Environmental Protection Agency as well as the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

Earth Day is now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to ignite passion, challenge ideas, inspire and motivate people to action. If you live in or around the Woodland Hills area and would like to do your part this Earth Day, there are plenty of activities to engage in that will have you feeling better about saving our cherished planet.

Start a Compost Pile in Your Backyard

Through vendors such as Home Depot, composters (such as the ones found here ) can be obtained in a range of shapes, sizes and styles, depending on the environment they’re being used in. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming; in its simplest form, the process of composting simply equates to creating a heap of wetted organic matter known as green waste (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months. Products designed to assist DIY green thumb types with this activity, such as compost tumblers, make for easy batch composting in which dual tumblers turn for balanced rotation, with an aeration bar mixing compost while providing air flow. Getting involved in backyard composting is a true hands-on way of celebrating Earth Day in Woodland Hills this year.

Plant Some Native California and/or Drought-Tolerant Flora

By way of such California-based foliage experts like Green Thumb Nursery , with locations throughout the Golden State, you can dress your garden with the most lush and awe-inspiring plants and flora such as the California Redbud, Cleveland Sage, Ceanothus “Concha,” Coffee Berry, California Poppy, Deer Grass, Island Alum Root and Chalk Dudleya. Further, in extending your desire to save the planet, you can choose from an array of draught-tolerant California natives like the Achillea “Salmon Beauty” Yarrow, Aesculus Californica (California Buckeye), Curly Onion, Japanese Anemone, Western Columbine and many more.

Adopt a Tree

It seems like everywhere we look, something is “up for adoption” – from highways and schools to building wings and even plant life. Indeed, you can adopt a tree through such California-based entities as the City of Thousand Oaks’ Adopt an Oak program, representing a unique opportunity to support the raising of funds for open space maintenance. You can adopt an oak in memory of a loved one or business associate, while at the same time supporting the city’s 15,135 acres of public open space. Or, perhaps even better, you can…

Plant a Tree

With the helpful folks at Classic Nursery  in your corner, you can get all the help you need selecting and arranging whatever it is you wish to grow – right down to trees and all other types of plants. They will even provide advice with regard to maintaining your trees and flora, answering any questions you may have along the way.

Spend Some Time Outdoors at Warner Center Park

Free concerts every Sunday during the summer featuring great tribute bands. Awesome food. Children’s play area. Picnic tables. Easy and free parking. And these are just some of the enthralling draws of Warner Center Park on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills. Even those Los Angelinos who work nearby take a stroll over to this lovely park on their lunch break to simply take in the fresh air and relax, while walkers, joggers and runners can be seen on any given day taking advantage of the sprawling acreage. If there’s just one thing you must do this Earth Day, make it to Warner Center Park to absorb the wondrous beauty and open spaces.

Take Your Fur Babies to the Dog Park at Serrania

Serrania Park  situated at 20865 Wells Drive in Woodland Hills has become a favorite amongst hiking enthusiasts and canine lovers alike because of its horseshoe-shaped grassy area and the loads of friendly dogs and owners who frequent it. In celebrating this Earth Day, be sure to take your four-legged canine companion along for the festivities by allowing him or her to enjoy the fresh air too at Serrania Park – there’s even a playground area for the pups, and they can also revel in the picturesque views of the San Fernando Valley along with you and the family.

In 1970, the first Earth Day launched a movement to give a voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy towards environmental issues. Forty-six years later, groundbreaking ideas continue to be birthed, taking momentum cues from events such as the Paris Climate Summit and building on them. Take part in this revolution by participating in Earth Day in Woodland Hills.