October 2016

Mayor Tornek Discusses New Arroyo Vision

After a long City Council meeting on October 17th, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek discussed his views about Arroyo management and governance. Other Council members also addressed their concerns. They asked the City Manager and the Rose Bowl Operating Company to review the state of the Arroyo and report back to the Council for further discussion.

Click on the graphic for the discussion

New Autry Garden Features the Real California

The Autry Museum's new outdoor ethnobotanical garden gives visitors a chance to learn about California's environmental history and its Native American heritage.

Many of the plants in the garden have been provided by ASF's Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery, and the garden has been curated by Nursery Manager Nick Hummingbird.

Neighborhood Associations Raise Concerns about Commercialization of the Arroyo

Nina Chomsky of the Linda Vista-Annandale Association addresses the Pasadena City Council on the concerns of local neighborhoods about the commercialization of the Arroyo Seco.

Click on the graphic for her comments.

ASF's quarterly meeting at the Pasadena Central Library was an illuminating evening with three dynamic presentations on the value of California Native Plants. Lisa Novick screened some outstanding videos on the importance of native plants. Hahamongna Nursery Manager Nick Hummingbird offered an inspiring overview and practical tips on how to beautify your yard and contribute to ecosystem health. Milli Macen-Moore followed up with a presentation on an exciting restoration program Metabolic Studios is developing along the LA River near the Arroyo Confluence.

Scenes from the Jackie Robinson Post Office Native Plant Transformation - 10/22

Hahamongna Nursery partnered with Transition Pasadena and the Theodore Payne Foundation to redo the landscaping at Jackie Robinson Post Office with drought-tolerant native plants. Dozens of local neighbors pitched in to make the day a success. Nursery Manager Nick Hummingbird helped design the new landscape and instructed volunteers on how to plant. Special thanks to Therese Brummel of Transition Pasadena for pulling the event together.

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.

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm - CA Native Plant Society Meeting Features Hahamongna Nursery

Sunday, October 30, 9:00 am - Hahamongna Native Plant Sale at Urban Homestead

Saturday, November 5, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CNPS Native Plant Sale

Monday, November 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm USACE Glendale Narrows Workshop

News of the Arroyo

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

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'Scratch and Sniff'October 20, 2016 - The Spirit of the Sage Council and Project Soliton do their best to pick holes in the environmental clearance for the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project, but will the judge believe their wild charges?
Newsletter: Don't underestimate the L.A. RiverOctober 19, 2016 - The Times reposts a summary of its October 17 article on the new flood maps on the LA River.
Council Approves Rose Bowl Exercise Loop, With Corporate Sponsorship SignageOctober 19, 2016 - A recreation loop around a field in front of the Rose Bowl has been renamed by the Pasadena City Council the "Honda Community Recreation Loop." Two new signs recognizing corporate sponsorship will also be erected along the exercise loop.
New warnings about risk of major flooding on L.A. River amid new development, revitalizationOctober 17, 2016 - New flood maps have been issued along a critical stretch of the LA River.
Neighborhood associations voice concerns about corporate naming of pubic space in the Arroyo SecoOctober 15, 2016 - Pasadena neighborhood association have issued a letter stating their concerns about the commercialization of the Arroyo.
A new garden at the Autry Museum offers a glimpse of the past and the future October 14, 2016 - A spectacular native plant garden, curated by Nick Hummingbird, has now opened at the Autry Museum for the American West.
Residents Concerned About Corporate Sponsorship, Signage in the ArroyoOctober 9, 2016 - Arroyo residents are raising concerns about possible corporate sponsorship and naming of open spaces in the Arroyo Seco.
It's Still FutbolSeptember 29, 2016 - The Pasadena City Council approved a plan for the Rose Bowl to host up to seven Olympic soccer games in 2024 if Los Angeles is named as the host city for that year's games.
City Wants Your Input About Proposed Park Signs for the Arroyo SecoSeptember 29, 2016 - Pasadena's Public Works staff has posted on online survey about signage in key parts of the Arroyo Seco; deadline: October 21st. -
Will the Klamath River Be Renewed? Owner Applies to Remove 4 of 5 DamsSeptember 27, 2016 - The campaign to restore the Klamath River in northern California could have valuable lessons for the Arroyo Seco. -

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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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