Crayfish and non-native plants are on notice -- volunteers will gather Saturday to remove the invasive species from Malibu Creek as part of National Public Lands Day.
Some 50 J. Paul Getty Museum volunteers will join the Mountains Restoration Trust in removing invasive crayfish and plants along Malibu Creek in Calabasas, according to the Getty.
More than 30,000 crayfish have been removed from Malibu Creek to date.The crayfish, which is the same one that has gained fame through Cajun cuisine, is considered a pest species in California and has proliferated at the expense of other local species, such as snails, salamanders, dragonflies, frogs and possibly steelhead trout.
The 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day is Saturday, Sept. 28.
The crayfish removal program is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program with ongoing support from volunteers, organizations, and corporations.