The Bonita High School Park Champions club spent several hours on Saturday, October 20th clearing invasive plants from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in downtown Los Angeles.
Volunteers broke into two teams to address the large Castor Bean plants growing above the new events area, and hand weeders removed spurge (Euphorbia terracina), Bermuda Grass, and St. Augustine Grass near the park visitor center. Volunteers carefully removed and disposed of seeds before cutting down six rather large Castor Bean plants. Most of the stumps and roots were removed. Our volunteers helped prevent these plants from further spreading into the native habitat of the park.
A Park Champions organizer shared, “It was exciting to have members from Bonita High School’s Park Champions Club join us for the first time. Super work, club members! Come back and be a part of the regular volunteer community at BHSO!”
The Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the unprecedented budget cuts that California State Parks face right now. In partnership with California State Parks, Park Champions provide consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification. Park Champions projects improve the quality, safety and preservation of our state parks