Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, one of few Southern California conservancies, helps residents learn how to optimize the protection of their land, plants and native insects and animals during drought and fire hazardous conditions. On today's show, two experts join this most important dialogue.
Dr. Allen Franz is a board member of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC). Also Allen Franz is a Professor of Anthropology at Marymount College, member of Palos Verdes South Bay Audubon Society, Vice President, a White Point Steering Committee Member, and a Nature Walk Leader with PVPLC.
Cris Sarabia is the Stewardship Manager for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. Cris offers the workshops on "Water Conservation Strategies" related to strategies in the native plant garden such as greywater use, drip irrigation, efficient sprinklers and alternatives to watering plants and "Landscaping for Fire Safety." Also, Sarabia is responsible for implementation of land stewardship activities on nature preserves of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Sarabia's background includes a B.A in Environmental Science and Policy from California State University, Long Beach, specializing in the management and restoration of coastal sage scrub habitat, coastal salt marshes, coastal dunes and marine habitats for over the past four years. • Sarabia's experience is also in developing naturalist education programs, California native plant propagation and community based restorations within the non-profit sector. • Cris joined the Land Conservancy staff in February 2009.
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