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National Monument 2nd Anniversary Celebration

We hosted a celebration to mark the second anniversary of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument on Saturday, October 8 at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Speakers included Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Matthew Bokach from the U.S. Forest Service, and Enrique Robles from Congresswoman Judy Chu's office. Janet Valenzuela, a graduate from the San Gabriel Mountain Forever Leadership Academy who now…

When I’m in the Great Outdoors, I…..

We started this week's Leadership Academy class with an interactive fill-in-the-blanks exercise.  Here's what was posted to the board: When I'm in the great outdoors, I _______________________. Here are the answers: enjoy the fresh air take in all of the sights and sounds feel at peace! can smell clean air! love to take pictures feel…

Good for Heart & Mind: The Mental Health Hike

We all know that recreation in the great outdoors is good for your health -- and that includes your mental health. We hosted a Mental Health Hike this weekend with the Wilderness Society for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychology professors, psychology students, social workers, counselors, and others to walk and talk about the connection between nature and…

Public Lands Day: Shuttle to Chantry Flats

On board the new shuttle to Chantry Flat: SGMF members and our Leadership Academy. What a great transit-to-trails example. More, please! You have until November to submit comments to the Forest Service about the management plan -- be sure to let them know you want more transit connections to parks and open, green spaces!