Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9:00 a.m.: Sunland Welcome Nature Garden and Tujunga Wash: The Sunland Welcome Nature Garden is a native plant wildflower garden planted where non-native invasive grasses previously grew. We will walk from the garden into the nearby Tujunga wash to see a variety of plants such as prickly pear cactus, yucca, cholla, yerba santa, buckwheat, black and white sage, big berry manzanita, chamise, scale broom, eriastrum. Leader: Roger Klemm, treehuggers(at)ca(dot)rr(dot)com.
Directions: Take the 210 freeway, exit at Sunland Blvd. If travelling west on the 210, turn right at the end of the off-ramp; if travelling east on the 210, turn left at the end of the off-ramp. Turn left just past Sizzler into the Ralph's complex parking lot, park behind Sizzler. Go out to Sunland Blvd, cross Fenwick Street at the stoplight, and you're there at the garden. Meet under the oak trees to the right.
If you want to skip the garden tour, or are late, take the Sunland Blvd exit as described above, and continue a half-mile or so down Sunland Blvd, which becomes Foothill. Turn left at Oro Vista and continue (downhill) until it turns right onto Big Tujunga Canyon Road. We'll assemble at the left side of the curve in the road. There's limited parking on the right side of Oro Vista just before the intersection with Big Tujunga Canyon, and more parking just before then to the left on Grove Street. NOTE: No restrooms along this walk. If needed, stop at Ralph's.