Arroyo Currents

     March 2018

One Arroyo: What's Next?

photo: OneArroyo

The Arroyo Advisory Group made their report to the Pasadena City Council in February to mixed reviews. The City Council authorized setting up a fundraising arm for Arroyo projects and moving ahead with a pilot project called the "One Arroyo Trail."

But What's Next?
and Who's In Charge?

The ASF Quarterly Meeting on April 11 will present additional information about the Arroyo Advisory Group and the other projects they are considering.

ASF Quarterly Meeting
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00pm
Donald Wright Auditorium
Pasadena Central Library
285 E. Walnut St

This Is Your Chance To Have Your Say
About the One Arroyo Projects and the Future of the Arroyo.

It's Still the Big Dig! :(

We've been trying to work with County Flood Control District for eight years now to get a sustainable sediment management program for Hahamongna. Back then, they said it was an emergency. We thought we had scored a big victory last November when the County Supervisors, led by Kathyrn Barger, reduced the amount of soil and habitat to be excavated and trucked away by 30%. So ASF and Pasadena Audubon offered to settle our lawsuit with the Flood Control District if they would minimize the impacts on Hahamongna and the local neighborhoods accordingly. Recently the attorneys for the Flood Control District responded negatively to our settlement offer.

We want all our supporters and friends to know that we have not given up fighting to protect Hahamongna. Our attorneys have appealed the original court decision as well as filed a second lawsuit to ensure that the Flood Control District reduces the negative impacts of their Big Dig.

We need your continuing support to win this historic fight to Save Hahamongna and preserve the Arroyo Seco as a wonderful natural resource for future generations.

Why Arroyo Seco Weekend is One of the Best Festivals in California

Get Ready for the
Spectacular Spring Sale

Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29

Come view the marvelous native plant garden.

  Plant List  

We Salute MWBA!
Reopen the Gabrielino National Trail!

The Gabrielino National Trail in the Upper Arroyo Seco has now been closed for almost nine years due to damage from the Station Fire and subsequent floods. Volunteers from the Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (MWBA) spent Sunday, March 18 working on the final stretch that needs to be repaired before the Forest Service will reopen the trail. It goes from Oakwilde to Switzer's Camp.

Photo credit: Robin McGuire

Arroyo Calendar

Click on the date link for event details.

Saturday, March 24, 9:30 amSeventh Annual Climate Change Conference
Monday, March 26, 11:00amMarch Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
Tuesday, March 27, 9:00amCommunity Planting Day at Arlington Garden
Thursday, March 29Southwest Extreme Precipitation Symposium (SWEPSYM)
Tuesday, April 3, 1:00pmEngelmann Oak Tree Planting and Ceremony
Saturday, April 7, 6:30pmLummis Day Noisemaker Dinner and Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 11, 7:00pmASF Quarterly Meeting — One Arroyo: What's Next?

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