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With over 200 acres, Whittier Narrows Nature Center focuses on river environment while interpreting nature through displays
Copyright: - Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation
With over 200 acres, Whittier Narrows Nature Center focuses on river environment while interpreting nature through displays
Description - Whittier Narrows has over two hundred acres of natural woodland including four lakes that provide a winter sanctuary for migrating waterfowl. As part of the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation's Natural Areas Division, Whittier Narrows' mission is to preserve and protect the natural areas under their control. Additionally, their mission is to educated visitors about their natural surroundings and the animals found within those areas.

Attractions - Whittier Narrows Nature Center focuses on river environment and has a museum with graphic and live displays of plant and animal life.

Recreation - Nature study is the emphasis at Whittier Narrows Nature Center. Other activities include hay rides, lectures, ranger tours, bird walks, and a junior ranger program. School tours are by reservation only. The park is open daily from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. The best seasons to visit are spring and fall but with the generally mild climate, outdoor activities are available year-round in Southern California.

Location - Whittier Narrows Nature Center is located in East Los Angeles, California, near Interstates 710 and 5.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Bird Identification Waterfowl Winter Sanctuary
ICON Viewing Interpretive Exhibits River Environment
ICON Attending Talks & Programs Hay Rides to Ecosystem Lectures

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Contact Information:
Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Avenue , South El Monte, CA, 91733, Phone: 626-575-5523

Additional Information:
Los Angeles County Regional Parks & Natural Areas - Since 1944, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has been meeting the diverse needs of not only residents but visitors from all over the world.

County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks & Recreation - Official agency website.


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