• KEEN Mountain Stewards Program

      MRT has partnered with our friends at KEEN to create the KEEN Mountains Stewards Program. From now until April 2020, MRT wants to thank our volunteers for all of their incredible work! Sign up for a volunteer event at http://mountainstrust.eventbrite.com/ - planting events, weeding and seed collecting events, and crayfish removal events for the opportunity to be featured on our KEEN Leaderboard, collect custom Lesley Goren-designed buttons, and be invited to special volunteer luncheons. Volunteers will also be featured on our Instagram page, our monthly newsletter, and our blog!
    • Flora & Fire Program: Don’t Fuel a Wildfire–Plant Native!

      “Typically it’s not the trees and vegetation igniting homes, it’s the other way around.” Richard Halsey, director of the California Chaparral Institute and author of the book, “Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California”
    • Cold Creek Docents

      Being a docent-naturalist can be a deeply rewarding experience. You have the opportunity show kids things they’ve never seen before!
    • Working with the Community: Commemorative Oaks at Malibu Creek State Park

      Partnering with California State Parks and leveraging volunteer efforts in the community, Commemorative Oaks is the successful restoration of oak woodlands in Malibu Creek State Park. Since 1992, MRT planted over 2,000 oak trees and native grasses, helping Malibu Creek State Park return to its native glory.
    • Habitat Restoration of Dry Canyon Creek

      Dry Canyon Creek is a crucial link between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the Santa Monica Mountains. In 2006, MRT began a project to restore and improve the natural wetland and riparian habitat (the stream corridor and vegetation) along the banks of Dry Canyon Creek, a year-round headwater of the Los Angeles River.
    • La Sierra Preserve Restoration

      La Sierra is a prime wildlife habitat, biologically diverse, and rich in willow riparian habitat, oak woodland, mixed riparian woodland, coastal sage scrub, wetlands, grassland, and chaparral. La Sierra provides habitat linkages to springs, seeps, and wetland areas that are critical to wildlife in the Malibu Creek watershed.
    • Invasive Aquatic Species in the Malibu Creek Watershed

      MRT has been working to restore the Malibu Creek Watershed by removing invasive aquatic species, such as the Red Swamp Crayfish since early 2010. The Malibu Creek Watershed is the second largest watershed draining to the Santa Monica Bay and lies within 20 miles of three million people.
    • Restoring Disturbed Land: Potrero Creek Restoration at National Park Service Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

      MRT is working in partnership with the National Parks Service to restore 24 acres of habitat on the western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park.
    • Cold Creek Preserve Restoration

      The Cold Creek Preserve protects the headwaters of Cold Creek, one of the few year-round streams in the Santa Monica Mountains and a major upland tributary to Malibu Creek.