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Bioblitz In the Park

April 30, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Celebrate Earth Month with Bioblitz In the Park!

Mark your calendar for April 30, 2022 and check back for more details on how you can help Heal the Bay and Safe Clean Water with a 2022 biological survey in the one of  L.A.s urban parks.

Do you like science AND long walks? Join Heal the Bay’s Safe, Clean Water team for a park exploration and BioBlitz.

About this event

Heal the Bay’s Safe, Clean Water team wants to learn more about our urban ecosystems together with YOU!

Come to either of our sessions on Saturday, April 30:

10 AM – 12 PM @ Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park (Machado Lake)

2 PM – 4 PM @ Stoneview Nature Center

***Registration prior to the event is strongly recommended. If you are having trouble completing registration, please email fleigh@healthebay.org with your name and the total number of guests in your party.***

***If possible, download the iNaturalist app and make a community science user account before leaving for the event, preferably at a location with wifi. The only supplies you need are yourselves and a phone or camera.

Register for Bioblitz in the Park

Event agenda:

10 AM/2 PM (10 min): Introductions, registration, and waivers. Please arrive on time or early if possible.

10:10 AM/2:10 PM (20 min): All community science volunteers (that’s you!) will receive a brief onsite training on how to collect biodiversity data using the iNaturalist phone app. We’ll play a brief game to practice our skills together.

10:30 AM/2:30 PM (20 min): We’ll lead a brief walking tour of the park describing how stormwater interacts with the environment and how this benefits our communities and urban wildlife. We’ll share information about how Los Angeles County’s Safe, Clean Water Program is improving our communities.

10:50 AM/2:50 PM (50 min): We’ll split into groups and explore the park cataloging urban plants, animals, and insects through photography.

11:40 AM/3:40 PM (20 min): We’ll meet back up at the start location to answer questions that came up during our explorations.

Register for Bioblitz in the Park


Can I bring a friend?

Yes! Please have everyone register independently so we will know how many trainers are needed.

Are there any minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age for this event, though volunteers under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Forest Leigh at fleigh@healthebay.org with any questions.