State Funding Workshop, October 7, 2016
SAVE THE DATE!
October 7, 2016
State Funding Workshop: Bringing more state resources to the San Gabriel Valley and Gateway Cities.
Join us from 8:30AM-1:00PM at Mayfair Park (5720 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712) for a discussion with state agency representatives to learn more about state greening funds and ways to put those dollars to work in your communities. Speakers to include:
Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly
Allison S. Joe, Deputy Director of the California Strategic Growth
Julie Alvis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for California Natural
John Melvin, Staff Chief for Resource Protection & Improvement at
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
Ashley Conrad-Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy at
California Environmental Protection Agency
Please RSVP by September 28 to [email protected]
Hosted by the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, the Institute for Local Government, and the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.
Disadvantaged Community Involvement Forum September 7th, 2-4PM
The Office of Assembly Speaker Rendon together with the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and Urban Semillas is hosting a Disadvantaged Community Involvement Forum Wednesday September 7. As part of Proposition 1 $9.8 million has been set aside for the Greater Los Angeles-Santa Clara-Ventura IRWMP Funding Area. This forum will provide information about the process and provide opportunities for feedback.
River Wilderness Park and Mt Baldy Preserve Closed July 4th
Both River Wilderness Park in Azusa and the Mt Baldy Preserve property south of Mt Baldy Village will be closed this Monday July 4.
Fireworks are always prohibited on WCA properties.
Office Closure June 20-June 24
The evacuation orders concerning El Encanto have been lifted for the San Gabriel Complex Fire. The WCA and RMC have returned to normal office hours as of Monday June 27.
Due to wildfire activity in the vicinity of the Azusa Canyon the WCA and RMC offices at El Encanto were closed from 1:30pm Monday June 20 through Friday June 24.
East Fork of San Gabriel River Update
The WCA is partnering with the US Forest Service on planning and implementing improvements for popular destinations along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. The project’s scope includes the last two miles of the East Fork Road, roughly from Camp Williams to the East Fork parking lot plus an additional half mile down into Heaton Flat, gateway to the Sheep Mountain Wilderness and the Bridge to Nowhere.
The WCA together with the Forest Service will be soliciting public comment in June on project plans, officially known as the Proposed Action, as part of project’s official environmental review. Two public meetings are in the works for the San Gabriel Valley, and a schedule is anticipated to be available later this month.
The Sierra Club has posted on the Proposed Action for the East Fork of the San Gabriel River here.