30-The LAX Dunes

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The LAX Dunes

Sunday April 24 | 10am - 5PM

Trask Triangle Park

Restoration & Care: The Bay Foundation  staff and volunteers

Garden Size: 300 acres

Started: 2013

The LAX Dunes are the largest coastal dune system in Southern California, all that remains from a system once comprising 23,000 acres from Palos Verdes to Santa Monica. The area includes a northern 48-acre section, a central 52-acre section, and a 203-acre El Segundo Blue Butterfly Preserve in the south, all owned by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). LAWA, along with project partners: The Bay Foundation, Coastal Restoration Consultants, and California Botanic Garden, are working to restore the northern 48- acres to support the estimated 900 species of plants and wildlife that call this site home.

Notable Plants
Sea Cliff Buckwheat

Pink Sand Verbena (Abronia umbellata)
Deerweed
(Acmispon glaber)
Beach Suncups (Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia)
Yellow Pincushion (Chaenactis glabriuscula)
Sea Cliff Buckwheat (Eriogonum parvifolium) Photo: Jonathan Coffin