Turning to the ‘Park’ Side
Trails and Open Space will be working on the Riverwalk and the Experimental Forest on upcoming workdays.
On Saturday, May 9 the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk is the focus of the monthly workday along the Los Angeles River. Volunteers will be working from 8 a.m. until noon for weeding and maintenance in the landscaped areas along the trail. Glendale Narrows Riverwalk volunteers meet at 300 Paula Ave. in Glendale.
The third Saturday of the month wilderness workday takes place on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Experimental Forest. Volunteers will be tree watering and weeding around the established plants. Participants will drive up the Hostetter Fire Road (high clearance vehicles only) and then spend a couple of hours in the forest. Sign up for this program by calling (818) 548-3795.
GFD Hosts Fire Service Day
The Glendale Fire Dept. at Fire Station 21 invites the residents of Glendale in celebrating Fire Service Day on Saturday, May 9. The fun begins with a free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. prepared by Fire Chief Greg Fish and his fire command team. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. visitors will get to see firsthand how firefighters conduct vehicle extrications and take tours of the fire station. There will be a rock wall and face painters for children along with a special visit from Sparky the Dog.
Fire Station 21 is located at 421 Oak St. in Glendale.
Rosemont Preserve Restoration Day
The community is invited on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. to help protect the natural habitat at Rosemont Preserve. Volunteers will be tending to the native plants, removing invasive plants and doing some light trail maintenance.
Participants should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Tools will be available.
The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.
This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages, no reservations required. Rain cancels event. Sorry, no pets please.
For further information contact the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve at RosemontFriends@gmail.com.
Dr. Jones to Speak on ‘Resilience by Design’
Dr. Lucile M. Jones, U.S. Geological Survey seismologist, will be discussing the City of Los Angeles “Resilience by Design” report that includes retrofitting unsafe buildings at the Seismic Retrofit Safety Meeting on Thursday, May 14 from 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. at the Burbank Association of Realtors.
Jones’ report looks at housing and commercial buildings, water supply and telecommunication needs after a major earthquake.
Workforce Connections, Inc. will also share tax incentives/credits and salary reimbursements for new hires. Attendees will learn how to get $12,000 salary reimbursed for hiring a new architect, construction manager or engineer.
Registration is $40 and includes drinks and appetizers. Free parking at Burbank
Realtors Association lot located at 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.
Visit www.thevalley.net/event/seismic-safety-retrofit-meeting to register.