Friends of Madrona Marsh

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A successful partnership of life, community, and the City of Torrance.

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What's Sprouting

Marsh Mail Winter 2021

Controlled Access:
First Come, First Serve of Madrona Marsh Preserve

NEW HOURS effective 3/5/2021:
Tuesdays - Fridays, 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM
Appointment System Suspended
More Details.

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The Friends of Madrona Marsh...

A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education and aesthetics of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. The Friends of Madrona Marsh has been the backbone of the Madrona Marsh Preserve for more than forty years.

The organization works in coordination with the City of Torrance to create, sponsor, and conduct various activities which promote the understanding, enjoyment and preservation of the Preserve. Members and volunteers also assist in tours and different community wide projects.

The Madrona Marsh Preserve is located in Torrance, California. It is a type of wetland called a vernal marsh. "Vernal" means spring or green. Madrona Preserve’s wetlands does not have a built-in water source. When the winter and spring rains fall, enough water accumulates to sustain the marsh and provides a resting spot for migrating birds. The Madrona Marsh is an "urban oasis", providing valuable habitat in this urban area for birds, insects, spiders, frogs, reptiles, and small mammals.

The Madrona Marsh Preserve is an educational and recreational resource. Staff and volunteers offer nature walks, docent tours, bird watching and more.

Directly across the street the from the Preserve is the Nature Center. This is an educational and interpretive center for the Madrona Marsh Preserve's natural resources and places the Preserve within its regional context. The Nature Center is a place where the wonders of nature can be explored and enjoyed by all ages. The Center offers many educational programs, workshops and houses laboratories, books and other aids to understanding this unique habitat.

Plastic Solutions

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Plastic pollution fouls our Preserve, community, and eventually, the world’s oceans. Its slowly increasing effects are being felt by life of all sizes and types. Consumers can make a big dent in plastic pollution by finding new ways to avoid plastic. In this space readers can share how they are part of the plastic pollution solution.

Send us an email and share your ideas. All viable ideas will be posted here. The best idea of the month wins a prize plus respect and honor for making a dent in plastic pollution.

Here are some starter ideas:

  • Eco-Nuts is an organic Laundry Detergent. It comes in a cardboard box. I’ve used it for years and it works great. Eco-Nuts eliminate the big plastic laundry bottles. Eco-Nuts is available on Amazon.
  • Never buy water in plastic bottles. Use refillable bottles.
  • Always refuse single use plastic eating utensils

These solutions won’t eliminate plastic pollution but every time you refuse plastic you are taking a step toward the solution.

Contributed by: Suzan Hubert

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Madrona Marsh Preserve

3201 Plaza del Amo
Torrance, CA 90505

Call (310) 782-3989
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