Current ProjectsAnEcoScape focuses on projects that makes people to get involved for a great cause. We limit ourselves to clear and consise projects with tangeble result for that perticular ecosystem and it's inhabitants. We velcome all volunteers, but please be advised that certain stages in our projects' developments may require physical work.
Cleaning the San Gabriel River Basin
Our current environmental project involves cleaning out the North Fork of the San Gabriel River in Southern California. Curretenly we do this by going to different parts of the river and physically remove trash and debris. We welcome all volunteers but please be advised that majority of the work at this stage of the project requires physical work. If you are interested in getting involved with this project as a volunteer, please fill out the contact form by clicking the link below and in the comment box write 'Volunteer: San Gabriel River':
You can download our informational flyer here.
If you are interested in making a financial contribution to this project, please contact Mr. Ben Hamilton directly via email: email@example.com. We like to be able to provide lunch (in form af a sandwich, drinks, and snack) and transportation for the volunteers.
Informational Demonstration of Sungivity Solar Technology
As an ongoing informational project AnEcoScape hosts 'Solar Parties' limited to 10-20 guests, to spread the benefits of using Solar heating in your house.
We work with Sungivity Solar Technology who has a representative on site.
We also demostrate the benefit of having an 'old fashion' Sun Room in your house that functions as a heater/cooler depending on the season.
If you are interested in attending a Sungivity informational party in Westchester, Los Angales, then please fill out the contact form by clicking the link below and in the comment box write 'Solar Party'. We will sent you information of upcoming dates.
Beach Clean Up with Surfrider Foundation.
AnEcoScape and volunteers particiapated with Beach Clean Up with Surfrider Foundation, West-Los Angeles and Malibu Chapters at Venice Beach.
AnEcoScape volunteers met the Surfrider Foundation volunteers near the Venice Breakwater. Several hundred pounds of trash were gathered and properly recycled and disposed.
Cheers for Surfrider Foundation and all the volunteers!
AnEcoScape volunteers joined with UR Bulldogs.
Michael Conley, Kyoko Murase and Ben Hamilton from AnEcoScape joined with the University of Redlands Alumni for "Bulldogs in Service" to assist a Coastal Commission Project on the Newport Back Bay on two occasions.
We helped remove exotic plants in areas surrounding hillsides that act as a buffer to New Port Bay.
The event and program were planned by Matt Yurko, Restoration Education Coordinato and Resident ecology expert for the Coastal Commission and Dept. of State Parks and Recreation.
Restore oyster beds near Upper Newport Bay
AnEcoScape joined with Matt Yurko and the Coastal Commission near Upper Newport Bay at Low Tide to restore part of the traditional oyster beds and to collect trash.
Many years ago oysters were harvested in this bay. Oysters are filter feeders and extract nutrients as they clean the sand and water.
We met early before dawn and carried oyster shells, which we had previously counted, sized, and stacked into plastic boxes. Dressed for the occasion we hiked along the shore. Using boards we pushed accross soft mud out to sand banks where we anchored the oyster shells as directed by project leaders.
The oyster bed restoration and
monitoring program are directed by professors at California State University Fullerton.
AnEcoScape's mission is to promote improved
understanding and human behavior toward our ecosystems. To create awareness, human caring,
and responsibility with our contributions to the world's eco-scapes, with primary focus on Earth's bodies of Water. We also
provide educational information about all Earth's eco-scapes that also includes mountain regions, savannas, deserts, jungles, and
Our mission is to scientifically analyse water contamination before and after trash cleanup and indentify specific target areas that are most subject to trash pollution near waters that are visited by people for recreational purposes. With these results and knowledge we hope to educate the neighboring and visiting human population to continuous keep the targetet area clean, and motivate individuals to transform their relationship with the ecosystem.
We will increase responsibility for life on our planet through art, creative projects, and ecological products for education, multi-media, and entertainment.
AnEcoSpace was created by California native, Ben Hamilton. Hamilton has a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Ecology) with a minor in Chemistry, and Masters in Marine Biology. Read more ...
Our current environment project involves cleaning out the San Gabriel River Basin in Southern California. We do this by going to different parts of the river and physically remove trash and debris. Read more ...
Please fill out the contact form to the right
if you're intersted in our work and like to ask about volunteer opportunities,
and/or sign up for our news-letter.
Ben Hamilton + the AnEcoScape Team
Contact Us - Volunteer
Thank you for offering to Volunteer with AnEcoScape!! Please fill out the contact form to the right to
sign up for our volunteer opportunities. Please specify if you have any difficulty with hiking/physical work
and we'll see what other volunteer work we can place you with.
Ben Hamilton + the AnEcoScape Team