Posts by Venice Wong

by Venice Wong | Posted Monday, April 1, 2013
Norming to Performing

Photo: Hiking Big Sycamore Canyon Falls

A week can seem like forever yet go by in a flash. We spent our last day(Friday, March 29th) as a group working with native plants, for a change of pace, in the Rancho Sierra Vista, not too far from the Wendy Trail trailhead. To prevent over watering natives planted earlier in March by the first California ASB, we established a simple system.

by Venice Wong | Posted Friday, March 29, 2013

For a small change of pace, the National Park Service led us to Upper Zuma Canyon. Despite a new location with greenery that was vaguely reminiscent of the forests of Washington, our task for the day was a classic conservation work: removing invasives This time we took on the poison hemlock and Italian thistle.

by Venice Wong | Posted Friday, March 29, 2013

The second day at Malibu Lagoon State Beach we continued our invasives battle. A small group kayaked out to one of the further islands to do work. One problem. There were only two kayaks available so ASB members had to be ferried out two at a time - a hilarious scene to behold.

by Venice Wong | Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The majority of ASB participants spent most of yesterday flying into either Burbank, CA or LAX. After waking up early for morning flights, I was glad that we were saving group introductions for Monday. Instead we met each other at our own pace as people arrived to Malibu Creek State Park. Students who arrived first, like myself, set up tents for ourselves and for those getting in later.

by Venice Wong | Posted Monday, March 25, 2013

It begins, but who’s to say when it begins. The drive and desire to protect natural spaces, to ensure adequate resources for future generations, to promote the recovery of endangered species while preventing others from becoming threatened, and to simply enjoy something so majestic that man can never hope to recreate it. It’s conservation.

Venice Wong

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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  • Position Title
    Alternative Spring Break Corps Member & Blogger
  • Field Site Name
    Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Hometown
    Bellevue, WA
  • School
    Western Washington University
  • Major
  • Dream Job
    Anything conservation or trail related- as long as I can get my hands dirty.
  • If I could pass a law…
    It would be to federally allow anyone to marry, regardless of labels applied by society.
  • The person who inspires me post is…
    It’s hard to just have one.
  • If I were a shape-shifter, I’d turn into…
    A sea otter. Or maybe a piping plover.
  • Favorite Song
    Down in the Valley- The Head and the Heart

I’m torn between sleeping on beaches off the Green and Colorado river with their untainted starry skies or rustic living in Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire.

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