Invasive Crayfish Removal

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Invasive Crayfish Removal

Endangered species of Topanga Creek need your help! Join the RCD and remove invasive crayfish from the creek to improve your local watershed

By RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 10 · 10am - 12pm PDT


RCD Office 540 S Topanga Canyon Blvd Topanga, CA 90290

About this event

Help the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains remove invasive red swamp crayfish from Topanga Creek! Crayfish pose a serious threat to the endangered and threatened species that call this creek home, and we need your help to remove this pest from our impaired waterways!

Volunteers will aid RCD staff in removing, measuring, and recording data regarding invasive crayfish. The RCD will provide all necessary equipment but feel free to bring any personal supplies that might assist you in the removal process (i.e. nets, buckets, etc.)

You may need to immerse yourself in water up to your thighs and thus will get wet so please wear clothes that can get dirty and wet. Be sure to wear durable shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS/OPEN-TOED SHOES; old sneakers work best). Bring a reusable water bottle, ample sunscreen and dress in layers, as California weather can be unpredictable!

Please note the address on this Eventbrite is NOT THE ADDRESS WE WILL BE MEETING AT. We will meet at the Topanga Bridge along Topanga Canyon Blvd. The bridge is located two miles north of where Pacific Coast Highway intersects Topanga Canyon Blvd and two miles south of the RCD Office (located at 540 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290).

Thank you for your interest in improving the health of our local creeks!

About the organizer

The mission of the RCDSMM is to promote land stewardship and resource conservation through ecological research, conservation planning and design, habitat restoration and environmental education, while adhering to the highest standards of transparency and accountability as a public agency.

The District encompasses the Santa Monica Mountains from Point Mugu to Topanga State Park and includes the Simi Hills, Santa Catalina Island, Pierce College, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area and Chatsworth Reservoir.