Living a metropolitan lifestyle in Los Angeles, we can easily forget that, less than an hour’s drive away, the Santa Monica Mountains are teeming with free flowing creeks, native flora and other wildlife. Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is dedicated to preserving this unique mountain range, educating residents about sound stewardship practices and providing opportunities to enjoy this local ecosystem.
MRT works with a combination of dedicated school groups and community volunteers to restore sites that have been previously degraded by urban intrusion. Within the 2,500 acres MRT protects, these hard- working stewards help remove invasive crayfish from mountain creeks and plant native flora, grown by MRT from locally collected seeds and cuttings. MRT also offers rattlesnake bite prevention workshops for dog owners and educational nature walks led by docents. Through MRT’s programs students and volunteers implement nature-wise concepts, developing a deep appreciation for local wildlands and learning how to tread lightly within them.
“Mountains Restoration Trust is committed to working in partnership with the community to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains for the benefit of the environment and for present and future generations through land acquisition and conservation easements, habitat preservation and research and education.”
How You Can Pitch In
Refer a Business Let us know about your favorite local business. We will donate $10 to Mountains Restoration Trust for each recommendation.
Visit mountainstrust.org to find out about upcoming events for habitat restoration including: crayfish removal, planting and weeding, and trash clean up.
Set up an event for your businesses, school or community groups by calling the MRT office.
MRT offers internships to interested college and high school students.
Do you own undeveloped property in the mountains that you no longer want to pay taxes on? Give MRT a call.
Online giving can be done through the website, or checks can be made out to Mountains Restoration Trust and mailed to the address above.