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        August 2017

The Trucks Are Coming — More Than 400 a Day

Only 15 Days Left: Get Your Comments In!

Dirty old double-bed diesel trucks cutting a swath across our region, as they travel from Hahamongna to the pits in Irwindale.

The revisions to the County Flood Control District's Final Environmental Impact Report (RFEIR) on July 24, 2017 are rather sketchy and narrow in their interpretation of Judge James Chalfant's order. We urge you to go through the often-repetitious 150 pages of the revisions and zero in on the issues that concern you the most. You can find some key topics of concern regarding the revisions on our help page. Please send your comments in before the September 7th deadline.

Deadline: September 7, 2017

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Arroyo News

'Rain tax' is back, and L.A. County residents could get soakedAugust 18, 2017 - Oh, no! It looks like County Flood, aided by our assemblyman Chris Holden, is trying sneak through an authorization to collect $20 Billion in taxes and fees for stormwater and clean water program. Of course we're for that, but there needs to be institutional reform first or the funds will just go to create many more Big Digs.
Editorial: Let's not forget, the river must come firstAugust 14, 2017 - Jim Burns urges river planners and enthusiasts to put the river and its biological health first in restoration programs for the Los Angeles, ahead of parks, trails and recreation improvements.
Creating the Next Generation of Urban ConservationistsAug 11, 2017 - Some interesting findings and observations about how to teach young people to love and respect nature. -
Devil's Gate-Eaton Canyon Pipeline Plan Dries UpAugust 10, 2017 - Well we know that the Eaton Canyon pipeline from Hahamongna Watershed Park won't travel across New York Drive. But does that mean the end of the controversial facility that has been linked to County Flood's Big Dig project in Hahamongna? Not clear. County's PR guy says the project is "on hold," but the pipeline has been on hold for thirty years. Be wary.
One of the Largest Dam Removals in California History Inches ForwardAugust 7, 2017 - Slow progress is being made in the long campaign to remove Matilija Dam in Ojai.
Environmental Groups Which Won Anti-Sediment Removal Lawsuit Update Their PositionsAugust 7, 2017 - ASF and Pasadena Audubon will report to the Pasadena Environmental Advisory Commission on the status of their campaign against LA County Flood Control District's Big Dig sediment mining and trucking operation in Hahamongna Watershed Park. -
Caltech's rocket-building occultist who cofounded NASA JPL is getting a TV showAugust 7, 2017 - Jack Parsons, the eccentric scientist who tested rockets and fuel accelerants in Hahamongna in the Arroyo Seco will be featured in a CBS streaming series. I wonder if they will discuss perchlorate?
ArtCenter Teams Up with Arroyo Advisory Group to Create a College Course for the Arroyo ProjectAugust 4, 2017 - ArtCenter College of Design will feature a new class on the Arroyo Seco this fall.
Small streams make a big differenceAugust 2, 2017 - Tributaries, like the Arroyo Seco, feed the larger rivers. They are an essential part of the river system, but Trump Administration proposals to undermine the Clean Water Act could severely damage tributaries as well as major rivers. -
Can steelhead trout be restored to the LA river?July 28, 2017 - KCRW covers the prospects of steelhead and native trout in the LA River and the Arroyo Seco featuring interviews with Wendy Katagi and AJ Keith.
Arroyo group unveils new ideas, including a museum and new restaurants for Arroyo Seco in PasadenaJuly 27, 2017 - The Arroyo Advisory Group, appointed by Mayor Tornek and the City of Pasadena to plan a new vision for the Arroyo, held their first public meeting on Tuesday to mixed reviews on the projects and vision the group presented. Should the vision emphasize the nature of the Arroyo or fill it up with a lot of new recreational venues?
Altadenans again show they know why water is worth fighting for: Larry WilsonJuly 25, 2017 - Larry Wilson recaps last week's debate on the Big Dig and the Eaton Canyon Pipeline and praises Altadenans for their interest in and sophistication about water.
Did rogue paddlers, Scalia cement protection for LA River?July 24, 2017 - Here's an important article on the effect the Trump Administration adopting a new standard for determining what rivers should be protected. Note the ominous warning about the Arroyo Seco near the end.
After nearly 100 years, steelhead trout are planning a comebackJuly 24, 2017 - KPCC's A Martinez interviews Tim Brick about the history and future of steelhead and native fish in the Arroyo Seco and the rivers of Southern California.

Arroyo Seco Foundation
570 W. Avenue 26 #450
Los Angeles, CA 90065
PO Box 91622
Pasadena, CA 91109-1622

Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery
Hahamongna Watershed Park
4550 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 657-0392