Annually, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) co-hosts an Open House at the Chatsworth Nature Preserve in partnership with the Santa Susana Mountain Park Association, Sky Valley Volunteers and the Herp Connection. Due to heavy rains this spring, this event is being held in June.
This family-friendly event held at the City of Los Angeles’ only nature preserve will feature a traditional Native American Blessing, guided nature hikes, live animal exhibits, community resource fair, storytelling, face painting and food trucks. LADWP will also have a recruiting booth, an electric safety booth, and an informational booth where attendees can learn more about how they can conserve water and receive free giveaways.
Saturday, June 24, 2023
4:00PM to 8:00PM
Chatsworth Nature Preserve entrance at Valley Circle Boulevard (from Plummer Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, entrance is approximately 1 mile west of Topanga Canyon Blvd), Chatsworth, CA 91311
- Anselmo Collins, LADWP Senior Assistant General Manager – Water System
- Mark Villaseñor and Dennis Garcia, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
- John Lee, City of Los Angeles Councilmember, 12th District
- Nurit Katz, Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners
- Nancy Sutley, City of Los Angeles Deputy Mayor
Community members participating in guided nature hikes and enjoying the local flora and fauna and 100+ year old oak trees amidst the beauty of the Chatsworth Nature Preserve and vernal pool. The preserve is a regional draw for migratory and native bird species. There will also be a Traditional Native American Blessing at the event start, as well as live animal exhibits, storytelling, and face painting.