Arroyo Currents

      October 2017

Don't Miss ASF's Quarterly Meeting Tuesday Night October 10th

More than 500 volunteers,
2500 trees planted,
2300 hours of donated labor!

ASF's San Gabriel Mountains Reforestation Program

We Need Acorns!

Coast Live Oak AcornEngelmann Oak Acorn

We're collecting acorns for Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery, and we hope you'll help. If you have or live near a good specimen of an Engelmann Oak or a Coast Live Oak, please collect a paper bag full along with a sprig of the leaf from the tree and let us know at

Supervisor Barger Is the One! Her Vote May Be Decisive.

Supervisor Barger Says Her Main Concern about County Flood's Big Dig is "life and property."

What About the Life of Hahamongna and the most precious environmental Property in our region?

Please Let Her Know How Special Hahamongna Is to YOU!

(213) 974-5555 —

The Comment Period for EIR Revisions Has Now Ended.

Factsheet  EIR Revisions  Sediment Resources  Contact Supervisors

Arroyo Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 am - 11:30 amHahamongna Bird Walk - Come meet the spectacular birds of Hahamongna on a guided walk with the real experts from the Pasadena Audubon Society.
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7:00 pmArroyo Seco Foundation Quarterly Meeting - Catch up on all the latest activities and issues in the Arroyo Seco at the Quarterly Meeting of the Arroyo Seco Foundation. Look for news about the Big Dig lawsuit, Hahamongna nursery, fish in the Arroyo and volunteer activities.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:00 amWalk the Lower Arroyo with Mayor Tornek Join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek on a walking tour of the Lower Arroyo and experience the grandeur of the Arroyo Seco. Bring sunscreen and water to enjoy this friendly stroll through Hahamongna.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 9:00 amLandscaping for a California Friendly Garden- Become a more waterwise gardener. Learn six ways to make your garden California-Friendly. This class is geared for residential customers and provided by Foothill Municipal Water District at no cost.

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 entire story

Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure October 2, 2017 - "Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: : Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality."
NELA Gets Lucky, but It Takes More Than Luck to Protect the EnvironmentOctober 2017 - It appears that the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument will be spared. The Boulevard Sentinel quotes Tim Brick on the benefits the monument provides for local residents.
Op-Ed What the Trump administration doesn't understand about wildfiresOctober 1, 2017 - Lifting environmental protections and intensive logging are not the cure for restoring the health of American forests contrary to the non-scientific contentions of the Trump Administration writes Pomona College Professor Char Miller.
Pasadena Nature Lovers Join Mayor Tornek on Hike, Brainstorm Future Arroyo Trail Improvements September 29, 2017 - Mayor Tornek leads a walk along a little-know trail on the west side of the Arroyo just north of Washington Blvd. This is the second in a series of walks led by the Mayor to promote increased appreciation and support for the Arroyo.
Some still catch fish in the San Gabriel River. But without stocking, the trout are harder to find.September 23, 2017 - There are not many trout still in the San Gabriel, but local fisherman are there expectantly, hoping for a bite.
The West’s Wildfires Are Taking a Toll on ReservoirsSeptember 20, 2017 - "New research predicts that an increase in the frequency and magnitude of wildfires will double the rates of sedimentation in one-third of the West’s large watersheds, reducing reservoir storage and affecting water supplies."
Three more public walks with Pasadena mayor planned for One ArroyoSeptember 20, 2017 - Look for three more walks with Mayor Tornek as part of his One Arroyo initiative.
Pasadenans Participate in Heritage Brainstorming ForumSeptember 20, 2017 - "Pasadena Participate" was a lively discussion of ways to preserve and improve the character and quality of life in Pasadena presented by Pasadena Heritage in the Skyroom of Lake Avenue Church.
Trump plan: Southern California monuments would be spared, six others would be reducedSeptember 18, 2017 - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke does not include any changes in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in his leaked memo to Trump, but there are significant changes in ten other monuments. It should also be noted that the Trump administration process is not over. -
Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in WestSeptember 18, 2017 - A memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends reducing 4 large western national monuments and changes to six other monuments. No changes are mentioned to the nearby San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, but the Trump review of 27 national monuments is not over.
Pasadena mayor walks, talks about possibly removing private equestrian clubs, camps from Arroyo SecoSeptember 17 - Put on your hiking shoes and take a walk in Hahamongna with Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek as part of his "One Arroyo" initiative. The mayor discusses the character of the Hahamongna area and the many sometimes conflicting uses there.

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