Walkabouts Past

Rare environmental sites like Hahamongna in the Arroyo Seco have the power to teach us about nature and about ourselves.   In Australia young aborigines take a trek in the outback to discover personal identity and cultural awareness through an intense nature experience.

Hahamongna Walkabout is that kind of journey of discovery in our region's most environmentally rich and rare spot.   Participants will take an escorted walking tour of Hahamongna, stopping at strategically placed learning stations to discover about the recreation, habitat, wildlife, birds and water resources in that unique basin at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Here you can explore some of the past events.

2011      2012      2013      2014      2015      2016      2017

Hahamongna Walkabout 2017

The 2017 Walkabout had to be cancelled at the last moment because of a massive storm. We always welcome rain, but its timing was a real shame because the theme of the event was "Restoring a Living River."

This walkabout asked: "What is the future of Hahamongna? Will we treat it as a river or as a maintenance yard? That's the challenge that our generation faces." This Hahamongna Walkabout was to feature programs that are working to restore and enhance Hahamongna as a unique natural treasure with a living river flowing through it.

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Hahamongna Walkabout 2016

The 2016 Walkabout was the NO DIG! Walkabout with tour and briefing for interested local residents, activists and outdoor enthusiasts about the devastating impacts of Los Angeles County's Sediment removal project. Participants hiked the area of Hahamongna that would be severly and permanently destroyed by the massive excavation program, the Big Dig. They toured the willow forest that would be destroyed and identified species of plants, animals and birds that would be forever harmed.

2016 Walkabout

Hahamongna Walkabout 2015

The 2015 Hahamongna Walkabout will be the fifth special exploration of that rare spot at the mouth of the Arroyo Seco near Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The event began in 2011 after the Los Angeles County Flood District announced that they intended to scour the basin of much of the habitat and natural conditions that make the area so unique. Each even since then has been different.

2015 Walkabout

Hahamongna Walkabout 2014

Hahamongna Walkabout 2013

Hahamongna Walkabout 2012

It was a drizzlie day on Saturday, so some people stayed home and missed the Second Annual Hahamongna Walkabout. But now no one has an excuse because PCC student Jason Carman captured the presentations on videotape.

To view the segments, just click on the related picture.

Tim Brick and Mary Barrie offer an overview of why Hahamongna is so special. Mr. Tree was there to wow the crowd with a wonderful impersonation. Michele Zack presented the history of Hahamongna. Wendy Katagi of CDMSmith told participants about fish in the Arroyo.
Tim Martinez has a wonderful way of talking about native plants and habitat. Kristen Farley and Brad Boman teamed up to cover geology and water resources. Ryan Butler and Tom Budinger from LA County Flood Control District gave the scoop on the big sediment removal program.

Hahamongna Walkabout 2011

Nearly two hundred participants learned of the habitat, wildlife, bird and water riches of Hahamongna at the precious spot at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Tim Brick - Arroyo Seco Foundation

Michele Zack - Historian

Tim Martinez - Habitat

Brad Boman - Water

Flow Through Devil's Gate Dam

Special Thanks to Sharon and Jason Carman for the videos

Save Hahamongna, PO Box 91622, Pasadena, CA 91109-1622 (323) 405-7326
www.savehahamongna.org - savehahamongna@arroyoseco.org