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We are happy to announce the controlled opening of the Madrona Marsh Preserve

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To visit the Preserve you must make a reservation by calling into the Nature Center at (310) 782-3989.

The Preserve will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Reservations will be for one hour visits each day the Preserve is scheduled to be open: 10 am, 11:15am, 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm Reservations can only be made for the week in which you wish to visit. Reservations cannot be made in advance, only for the week in which you wish to visit.

Each time period will have a maximum occupancy of 60 guests allowed. The Preserve will be under a strict sign-in and sign-out process at the entrance and there will be one main trail to follow in one direction. There will be a queue line clearly demarcated, on the east side of the main entrance, to keep acceptable social distancing standards of six feet apart while waiting to enter. Each person/family member will be signed in by a Parks Ambassador as they enter and then signed out as they exit the preserve.

Groups of visitors wishing to visit will be restricted to family units only and ID will be needed to verify. This is in order to follow the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health “Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19”.

The Nature Center will not be open or accessible at this time to anyone other than specified staff personnel.

We ask your patience with us as we implement strict safety protocol. Please make sure to read this notice carefully, so you know what to expect during your visit.

In regards to proactive personal safety please follow the requirements regarding social distancing, six feet or more, at all times and wear a mask while visiting. There will be trained personnel on the land at all times should you have any questions or concerns.

Lastly, we are counting on all of you to help us set a glowing example of how the public should interact with the preserve, especially at this crucial spring time period. There are so many wonderful young, new plants and animals to see and we want everyone to enjoy themselves while respecting what being a preserve means.

Thank you for continuing to support and represent the best that Madrona Marsh has to offer our community.

We hope you enjoy the spring that has definitely sprung out on the Madrona Preserve real soon!

Please note that the number of entrants allowed will be assessed on a continuous basis and the number of attendee’s may be changed at any time.

Thanks for your understanding while we navigate this new normal process due to COVID-19.

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