August is here, and we know your month is full of fun summer activities! Why not add a great community event to the list? Here’s a breakdown of a few taking place in August.

>Every Thursday this month Transition LA will be tending and harvesting community gardens. And guess what? They need volunteers!

>On Saturday, August 6th join the Sanitation Districts of LA County to tour the newly restored Bixby Marshland in Carson, or head on out to Agoura Hills for La Sierra Restoration Day.

>TreePeople are going to be at it on Sunday, August 7th in serene Calabasas for a Santa Monica Mountains Restoration project. Volunteer and restore some native habitat!

>Saturday, August 13th is going to be a busy one. First, drop off your Household Hazardous Waste in Downey, attend a Smart Gardening Workshop in Torrance and then kick it in Long Beach for a World Port and Sealife Cruise.

>Conquer those weeds with native plants! The California Native Plant Society is going to be working in the shade of majestic oak trees clearing some invasive understory on Sunday, August 14th.

>The week of August 15th through the 19th is a busy one at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific where Ocean Adventures Day Camp will explore the Pacific Ocean and its ecology! Grades 2 to 4 are welcome.

>Heal the Bay will be hosting their monthly Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanup on Saturday, August 20th in Playa del Rey. Need to get rid of an old tire or two? Check out the tire recycling event in Lakewood.

>Transition South Bay LA will be holding a lecture and hands-on workshop on Permaculture at Hermosa Beach on Friday, August 26th.

>Want to learn more about your wastewater? The Sanitation Districts of LA can help! On Saturday, August 27th they will be giving public tours to people ages 7 and up at the largest wastewater plant in the country.

>How about composting? A free composting class and bin sale will be taking place at Griffith Park on Saturday, August 27th.

For a full listing of stormwater friendly events happening throughout LA this month, please visit our monthly calendar. If you have an event you would like to include on our calendar, email us at

*Photo courtesy of Heal the Bay