June 2016

Don't miss this visionary presentation!

A variety of experts will fill you in on the potential for long-term, sustainable stream and habitat restoration in the Arroyo Seco from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Los Angeles River.

Wednesday, July 20, 7-9 pm
Donald Wright Auditorium,
Pasadena Central Library,
300 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

Arroyo Seco Watershed Academy Trains Interns

Nine stalwart interns are working with the Arroyo Seco Foundation in an exciting summer program that will instruct them in the theory and practice of watershed management. The interns will be working in the Hahamongna Nursery, conducting habitat assessments in key spots in the Arroyo, mapping and eradicating invasive species in the Arroyo and other projects. The interns come from a wide variety of schools across the United States including Oregon State University, Harvard, Smith College, Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Long Beach State, and the University of California at Berkley. The interns will participate in educational programs on watershed management and perform research and action projects of benefit to the Arroyo Seco.

Sally (Harvard), Olga (Oregon State), Holly (Cal State Long Beach) and Sierra (UC Berkeley) join ASF staffers David and Nick at a restoration program with the Wishtoyo Foundation in Malibu on World Oceans Day.

Arroyo Seco Included in Rim of the Valley Corridor Bill

Representative Adam Schiff has introduced legislation that would expand the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor, including the key Arroyo Seco corridor from the LA River to the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Ride the Arroyo

Gear up and join the Arroyo Seco Foundation and the National Parks Conservation Association for a FREE family bike ride on Saturday, July 9, along the Rim of the Valley corridor. All levels and ages of cyclists are welcomed as we explore an area that could one day be included in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Riders will pedal from Pasadena City Hall to the Arroyo Seco River bike path and the Audubon Center at Debís Park, before returning to Pasadena City Hall, a total of 13 miles. Along the way cyclists will stop to learn about local mountains and hidden gems hiding in plain sight in urban Los Angeles.

Register Here

Nursery Volunteers At Work

Have you been wondering why the plants are growing so fast at Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery? There are thousands there now, representing more than 150 distinct native species. It's got a lot to do with the dedication of the hundreds of volunteers who have devoted time and energy to propagating the plants for habitat restoration and conservation purposes. Click on the brief video at the left to get some idea of how hard they work.


Nursery Volunteer Days: Sunday, June 19th, 9 am at Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery
Saturday, June 25, 8 am at Washington Park, 700 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena 91104

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.


Sunday, June 19, 9:00am - Nursery Volunteer Day

Saturday, June 25, 8:00am - Nursery Volunteer Day

Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm Landscaping with CA Flora at Patagonia Pasadena

Sunday, June 26, 8:00am - 626 Golden Streets

Wednesday, July 20, 6:00pm - ASF Quarterly Meeting - What Does Restoring the Arroyo Mean?

Thursday, July 28, 9:00am - Stewards of Public Land v. City of Pasadena Trial


News of the Arroyo

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

Click on the title link to read the story.

Search and Rescue Missions in Nearby Wilderness Areas Soar June 8, 2016 - There has been a dramatic rise in the number of mountain rescues this year. Here's the story along with some tips for safe hiking. -
State Lifts Water Restrictions, But Pasadena Says Water Conservation is the New Way of Life June 1, 2016 - Conservation is the way of life in Pasadena despite the State Water Board easing restrictions recently.
Forage in the Garden, Not What's Left of the Wild May 31, 2016 - Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. But there is a major problem in dong so that impacts wildlife.
Transition Pasadena aims to repair whatís broken: Larry Wilson May 24, 2016 - Transitions Pasadena has a hand-on approach to change as exemplified by the Pasadena Repair Cafe.
Unplugging the Colorado River May 20, 2016 - Is there really enough water for two reservoirs like Lake Powell and Lake Mead on the Colorado River? Experts are now asking that important question. -
These Pasadena residents want to transform the 710 'ditch' into a new community May 19, 2016 - Architect Stefano Polyzoides and Mayor Terry Torenek discuss plans for the 50 acre parcel that Caltrans intended to develop the 710 extension. The parcel, if developed, could create 50 million dollars in tax revenue over thirty years for the City of Pasadena.
Fast Work and Purple Rain May 17, 2016 - Larry Wilson identifies a key test regarding local governance: how well is the Arroyo Seco being taken care of? We wholeheartedly agree.

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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