S.O.S. (Save our Sea): Coastal Cleanup Day – LAX Dunes: Fighting Plant Pollution

Directly beneath the LAX flight path lies Southern California’s largest contiguous coastal dune ecosystem, the greatest threat to which is not plastic or Styrofoam litter but invasive, non-native species muscling out native flora supporting threatened animal species.

About two-thirds of the LAX Dunes between Pershing Drive and Vista Del Mar is set aside as a habitat restoration area for the endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly; the northern 104 acres is less pristine, the ghostly remnants of a defunct neighborhood still experiencing the impacts of human development.

That’s where the Bay Foundation is working to strengthen the native ecosystem by organizing volunteers to remove invasive plants by hand over a 48-acre span across from Trask Triangle Park….

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