Join El Dorado Audubon & El Dorado Nature Center for a morning of trash cleanup in the park. Bags and supplies will be provided by the Nature Center. Along the way we’ll watch and ID the numerous birds common in this area. We’ll meet at the corner of Snake Road by Horseshoe Lake, look for our signs and check-in table. Park along the road. Return to our table at 11:30 am with your filled trash bags to automatically be entered in the prize drawing. Must be present to win.
Sadly litter such as plastics, styrofoam, fishing line and ribbon not only detract from the park but pose deadly risks to birds and wildlife. Every year numerous birds are injured at the park becoming tangled in fishing line and hooks. Long ribbon in the park is often used by the birds in nest building, posing a hazard should the birds become tangled. Plastics and styrofoam are often mistaken for food and ingested by birds, fish and other wildlife.
The good news, there is something we can do to help – every piece of trash picked up can save a life!
Note: Parking fee on weekends is $7 cash or annual pass. Pedestrian and bicycle entry is free.
7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Enter at the main entrance on the north side of Spring Street, just past the entrance fee booth turn right and follow the signs.
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Photo credits: a Red-winged Blackbird looking for food among litter by C. Crawford, Black-crowned Night-heron with its foot hooked in fishing line by Jerry Millett.