Friends of Madrona Marsh

shop Amazon Smile and support Madrona MarshFollow Madrona Marsh on Facebookview videos of Madrona Marsh on YouTubeMadrona Marsh Weather StationWeather History

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

see what's at the Madrona Marsh preserve
visit Madrona Marsh
get involved - volunteer at Madrona Marsh

What's Sprouting

Restricted Opening of Madrona Marsh Preserve

NEW TIMES Beginning May 14, 2020
Thursday - Saturday 9 am to 3 pm.

Access by Appointment
Available Times: 9 am, 11 am and 1 pm
All appointments for 1 hour 45 minutes - Duration based on Demand

Read complete safety protocol and more about appointments here.

Canada Goose
Join Us for Virtual Friday Fun for Families

Learn More Here


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.

Support Madrona Marsh

DONATE NOW

Short tour of Madrona Marsh in Torrance video
Virtual Tour for Preserve & Nature Center

A group of docents spent 2019 creating a virtual tour of the Preserve and Nature Center. Filmed by Millennials Digital of Torrance, funded by Arconic and produced by Friends of Madrona Marsh, it covers a full year at the Marsh.

Madrona Marsh Preserve

3201 Plaza del Amo
Torrance, CA 90505

Call (310) 782-3989
for current status.


© 2014- Friends of Madrona Marsh. All rights reserved.
3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503 | Tel: 310-782-3989 | info@friendsofmadronamarsh.com
Website by UmeWorks