Friends of the LAX Dunes



LAX Dunes Guide: History and Future (PDF)


At the west end of Los Angeles International Airport, a remarkable ecological success story is unfolding on approximately 300 acres of sand dunes voluntarily set aside as a natural wildlife preserve.  The LAX El Segundo Dunes Preserve is the largest remaining fragment of the El Segundo Dunes complex, and provides habitat for over 900 species, some of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth.  It is home to the beautiful and delicate federally endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly, and other rare plant, animal, and insect species.

Friends of the LAX Dunes (FOLD) is a partnership of community organizations, corporate sponsors, and dedicated individuals working to promote the Los Angeles World Airport’s LAX Adopt-a-Dune program. The LAX Adopt-a-Dune Program provides an opportunity for volunteers to help care for and learn about their natural environment.

Your help is needed to remove invasive plants so native vegetation and animals can thrive.


FOLD hosts a restoration event the first Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:30 AM (unless it is a holiday weekend or it’s raining).

To Register for the next LAX Dunes restoration event check the Events page.


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