If you’re free on Saturday, March 18, please come out and pitch in to beautify Santa Monica Creek Trail while creating habitat for important pollinators and helping native plants thrive. Volunteers can drop in and lend a hand anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Led by trail steward Ray Kolbe, volunteers will lay down cardboard and spread mulch to keep invasives from crowding out native species. The workday is part of an ongoing effort to plant native species and beautify the often overlooked creekside trail that runs along Santa Monica Creek from Via Real to Foothill Road. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, a hat and water. Join the effort at El Carro Lane and Santa Monica Creek. To learn more, contact Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 705-3429.