Friday, September 26, 2008
Volunteers from Dorsey High School in South Central, Los Angeles Audubon, and Toyota joined forces on Saturday, September 20 to remove invasive non-native vegetation from the endangered Least Tern protected breeding colony on Venice Beach in Los Angeles in an Audubon California IBA. The terns are wintering in Central or South America, but will return to the colony in March or April to breed and raise their young. Removal of the invasive non-native plants allows more productive breeding areas for the birds. The effort was the first funded by a Volunteer Days grant from a Toyota/Audubon partnership that will deliver $20 million dollars to Audubon chapters, centers, sanctuaries and state office programs over the next four or five years. For more on Least Tern project go here. For more on Toyota Together Green grants go here.