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Women's Nature Walk at the Encino Reservoir in Celebration of Women’s History Month and Earth Day!

All LADWP employees, friends, and family are invited to experience nature at the Encino Reservoir.
Saturday, April 6, 2024
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Please RSVP below. Registration closes on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

This event is brought to you by the LADWP Women’s Council, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEIO). The event is on, rain or shine. Please check the weather report and dress accordingly. 

Location: Encino Reservoir

Address is 4507 Encino Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

Carpooling strongly recommended! Parking is limited. There will be a separate pick-up location with shuttle transportation provided to the reservoir. 

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Activity Details

Please note that there is NO RECEPTION once you enter the neighborhood and the reservoir.

No pets allowed, including service animals for their safety.

We will take a group photo at 9:30am. There will be a raffle after the group photo and before the walk begins.

Check the weather and wear appropriate attire. Consider layers and appropriate footwear.

Kids under 12 are allowed but parents/guardians must keep an eye on them. Note that there is uneven terrain and wet areas around the reservoir as well as wildlife.

The full walking path is approximately 6 miles. The first part of the walk with pavement is for beginners. Wagons, strollers, and limited mobility are welcome and strongly encouraged in this paved area. The second part with moderate slopes is intended for intermediate level. The pavement turns into uneven dirt terrain with loose pebbles and rocks, with no shade, and possible puddles from the recent rainstorms. Please wear the appropriate footwear for this activity. The third part with steep uphill climb is intended for advanced level. The entire route is 6 miles long, loops arounds the reservoir and leads back to the starting point.

Observe social distancing. If you are experiencing flu-like and/or COVID symptoms, please do not participate. 

For questions: [email protected], [email protected]  

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What to Bring

Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. There is no shade at this facility. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Light drizzle, possible winds, and temps below 70 degrees expected.
Bring snacks and refillable water bottles. Stop by LADWP's Water Trailer to fill up.
Friends, family and a great attitude! 

Get your Swag

The first 200 LADWP employees can pick up official LADWP Women's History Month swag, while supplies last.

We will also have a raffle courtesy of our partners, Water and Power Credit Union, and other partners.

Nature & Wildlife Elements

The Encino Reservoir area is home to a diverse array of plants and animals. The property has important habitats, including California Scrub Oak Woodland. Be on the lookout for the following nature and wildlife elements on your walk throughout the beautiful Encino Reservoir grounds, and remain vigilant and cautious:

Nature: Flowers (i.e., Bush Poppy, Canyon Sunflower), plants, etc.
Wildlife: Mountain lions, raptors, deer, coyotes, bobcats, birds (Canyon wrens, Hooded mergansers, retail hawks, phoebe, mockingbirds, coots, mallards, double-crested cormorant, Canadian geese), etc. 

Assumption of Risk

Engaging in the activities contemplated in this voluntary event carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries, accidents, mistakes, errors or omissions. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but range from physical injuries such as from slips and falls to personal property damage or loss to include minor auto accidents or other unforeseen accidents. LADWP shall not be responsible for any liability which arises by reason of participation in this voluntary event and you agree to provide a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law in exchange for your participation in this voluntary event.