LA Urban Rangers activate the "public" in "public beaches"

The Los Angeles Urban Rangers describes itself as a "mobile and site-specific interpretive force." Made up of geographers, environmental and art historians, artists, curators, and architects, the group "appropriates the figure of the stereotypic park service ranger" to offer educational campfire programs and guided hikes throughout Los Angeles.

This summer, the LA Urban Rangers will offer several "Malibu Public Beach Safaris." The safaris are designed to find and activate public beaches along 20 miles of Malibu beach that are otherwise "lined with private development." Each safari will visit two beaches and promises to enhance skills needed to use public beaches in Malibu, including how to find, park, walk, picnic, and sunbathe on a Malibu beach legally and safely. According to the Rangers: "skills-enhancing activities include sign watching, trailblazing the public-private boundary, a no-kill hunt for accessways, and a public easement potluck."

The three safaris scheduled in east Malibu will take place on:
SUN Aug 2, 11:00am-2:30pm
SUN Aug 16, 9:00am-12:30pm
SAT Aug 22, 3:00pm-6:30pm

Safaris are free. Spaces are limited.

To sign up, e-mail w/name, # of people, and preferred date. A downloadable "Malibu Public Beaches" guide is available here.

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