Radio Travel host Pamela Wilson, features hidden cultural sites of Southern California.  Treasures of the West is Broadcast on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles & on the web

Current Radio Show - March 2017

Spring is here, along with many upcoming events and activities to enjoy in Southern California over the next few months.  After an abundant season of rain, we can now celebrate the outdoors by exploring our beautiful open spaces to take walks, hike, or just breath in the fresh air.  With the current need to focus on the preservation of our environment now being a priority, we'll visit two hidden treasures in Los Angeles that provide opportunities for children and adults to get involved.

I'll first take you to a beautiful location on top of Mulhulland Drive and Coldwater Canyon to visit Tree People, a hidden oasis off the beaten path of the city.  You'll discover hiking trails with spectacular views of the city as well as community programs to help plant trees throughout Los Angeles, including in some of our inner city schools and parks.  Stay tuned to hear an interview on how you can get involved and the importance of preserving and planting trees in our communities. 

We'll then visit an ecological reserve tucked away on the edge of the city by the sea called The Ballona Wetlands, to hear about one of the last coastal wetlands in Los Angeles.  The Friends of Ballona offers tours to children and adults to learn how a restoration project brought back over 200 species of birds that live and return here every year, especially during the migration season.  The environment depends on our wetlands to help protect us from the unpredictable changes of our climate.

 

   

 

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