For most of its history the San Gabriel River ran wild, carving steep valleys in a mountain range and providing sustenance to native peoples and wildlife alike. Since the 1930s much of the lower San Gabriel River watershed has been tamed by concrete and made inaccessible to the public.
Join us to hear Claire Robinson, Managing Director of Amigos de los Rios, share a new vision for the river that includes greenways and parks with improved access for kids, families and everyone. There are already moments of hope that we can build on as new parks and projects are being created. You will hear about innovative regional visions like the Emerald Necklace and the San Gabriel Mountains National Recreation Area, which would provide a unified approach to better connecting people with their backyard river and mountains. You will also learn how you can become a part of this historic effort to bring back the wild.
A social reception at 7 p.m. precedes the 7:30 program sponsored by the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s Forest Committee. The program is free and the public is welcome. For information, email Don Bremner firstname.lastname@example.org