February 2016

Help to Save Hahamogna Cooperative Nursery

ASF has been working with Pasadena for more than three years now to develop the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project and the plants needed for a massive habitat restoration on the Arroyo Seco stream. We even provided the city with $3.27 millon for the project.

We believe that we have created a wonderful gift for Pasadena, not only in the thousands of native plants that we have propagated for the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project, but even more importantly in a very successful native plant nursery on a site that has been designated for that purpose for more than ten years.

Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery is a tremendous community-generated project that responds to urgent environmental priorities. It's already a treasure that we need to protect and preserve. We urge you to let Pasadena city officials know of the benefits of HCN and to support ASF's continued management of the nursery.

Speak Out for
Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery
Thursday, Feb. 25, 6pm, City Yards

Contact Mayor Tornek
& City Council Members

Arroyo Seco Is In the Extended Rim of the Valley Corridor

We are more than pleased to announce that the Arroyo Seco is in the new plan for the expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area as the Rim of the Valley Corridor. All the way from the San Gabriel Mountains to downtown LA, the Arroyo Seco River forms the eastern boundary of the expanded territory. Thanks, NPS. Thanks Congressmember Adam Schiff!

Rim of the Valley Study

Pasadena, Altadena, La Cañada Alert: --

Insidious Pests Are Killing Hundreds of Local Trees

More than 200 people gathered at the Huntington Library and Gardens on February 18th for the “Urban and Wildland Forests: Tree Pests and Diseases Workshop.” Participants included arborists, conservationists, concerned residents and city officials. The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with its Agriculture and Natural Resource Department put together the special workshop to provide new information for the management and eradication of the Polyphagous Shot Hole Bore (PSHB). The pests have been ravaging native trees throughout the Southern California and have greatly impacted California Sycamores and Coast Live Oaks throughout the Arroyo Seco. While the conference put forth new research to curtail PSHB’s spread, several eradication methods such as insecticides and bio controls are still in the development phase. UC Riverside tree pathologist Akif Eskalen presented several ways to control the spread. His website lists several handouts that explain how to identify local suspect trees. To view the current distribution of the bore or to submit suspect trees in your area, visit www.pshb.org and www.eskalenlab.ucr.edu.

Arroyo Seco Calendar

Your guide to special events related to the Arroyo Seco, the Los Angeles River,
the San Gabriel Mountains, and key environmental issues in our region.

Click on the title link to read the event details.

Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
It Never Rains (except when it does): Drought and Deluge in the Making of Southern California

For millennia, the Southland has been wracked by intense dry spells that have been swept away by furious floods. Char Miller, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, looks at the extensive and expensive network of aqueducts and channels constructed to control these climate cycles, and considers potential local solutions.

Monday, February 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EIR: Pasadena Non-Potable Water Project

Where: Pasadena City Council Chambers, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, 2nd floor

The Pasadena City Council will consider certification of the Final EIR and approval of the project as described in the EIR at a public hearing.

Thursday, February 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hahamongna Advisory Committee - Nursery Extension

This will be a special meeting of the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee to consider a recommendation for an extension of the use of the nursery facility now being used by the Arroyo Seco Foundation's Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery.

News of the Arroyo

An archive of news stories about and related to life in the Arroyo Seco.

Click on the title link to read the entire story.

National Parks Service wants a lot more protected land in Los Angeles areaFebruary 16, 2016 - The recommendations of the National Parks Service Rim of the Valley study could lead to a massive expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation
Funding flows in for $1.8m removal of downtown Exeter's Great DamFebruary 14, 2016 - Exeter, New Hampshire is going after a dam right in the middle of the historic community with support from the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grant Program, which aims to create healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration. Another antiquated dam. - -
The outdoors are in at Pasadena Museum of California Art: Larry WilsonFebruary 9, 2016 - Two local exhibits highlight the overwhelming grandeur of our region's outdoors.
The Rest of the StoryJanuary 21, 2016 - Stewards of Public Land clear up some of the misconceptions about their concerns regarding archery in the Lower Arroyo.
Rose Bowl sticking with Arroyo music festival, not the NFL: Larry WilsonJanuary 20, 2016 - With the Rams coming back to LA and the Chargers and Raiders both also interested, concerns about the possible role of the Rose Bowl are inevitable. Larry Wilson has the scoop. -
Meet LA County’s ‘Storm Boss’ who controls rainwater during El NinoJanuary 9, 2016 - A paean to the heroic people at LA County Flood Control who agonize over which element to stress: flood protection or water capture.

Arroyo Seco Foundation
Los Angeles River Center, 570 W. Avenue 26 #450, Los Angeles, CA 90065
PO Box 91622, Pasadena, CA 91109
(323) 405-7326 | info@arroyoseco.org

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