Volunteers Help Protect El Segundo Blue Butterfly on LAX Dunes

Pulling weeds and removing debris is how many volunteers spend their Saturday mornings once a month. They do this to help preserve the LAX Dunes

One volunteer is Melodie Grubbs who works for The Bay Foundation. The foundation partners with Los Angeles World Airports to host these habitat restoration events.

“When we remove some of these non-native weeds we are just giving that little help they need to grow,” says Grubbs.

According to Grubbs, there are many native species on the dunes that need protecting, like various shore birds, lizards and plants. When a non-native species come in, it disturbs the ecosystem for the native ones….

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