New Paths and Plants Enhance Quiet Walks
Beautiful new pathways are being used every day by local moms, retirees, students, visitors and families right here in Lunada Bay.
The Lunada Bay Homeowners Association initiated the Beautify Lunada Bay (BLB) Project in 2014 to restore the habitat and improve the appearance of public areas. Phase 1 of the project began in late 2017, as dozens of volunteers, ranging from science students to senior citizens, laid the groundwork for new pathways on the north side of Lunada Canyon. These walking paths, designed and built by a coalition of the Lunada Bay Homeowners Association (LBHOA), the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) and the City of Palos Verdes Estates, will be enjoyed by citizens and visitors for decades to come.
The first half of Phase 1 broke ground early in 2018 with installation of the pathway and native plants on the north side of Lunada Canyon.
Work on the second half will begin in March. Depending on available funds, it should be completed before Summer 2018. Our newsletters provide information on the project. Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides more information. More volunteers are needed to help build the walking path and do the planting and periodic weeding. A contractor will handle tasks that require heavy equipment, such as placing boulders and installing the irrigation system.
Seasonal weeds and bare dirt will be replaced with drought-tolerant native plants of three feet tall or less. The project will also upgrade existing walking paths by adding stone borders and decomposed granite.
Plans for Phase 1 of the Beautify Lunada Bay project were developed after several meetings with local residents and City officials beginning in 2014. Plans call for a demonstration garden and outdoor classroom on a one-acre site across from Lunada Bay Elementary School (see photo). Plans were developed in concert with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC), a local nonprofit organization that grows native plants and restores open space on the Peninsula. The City of Palos Verdes Estates gave its enthusiastic support in 2017, and the City is providing boulders and stones to line the paths, along with mulch and water, for three years.
The project is totally funded by donations. So please help us complete the outdoor classroom phase by donating today. Donations can be designated “for the BLB Project” at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s website.
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