Support Leadership This #GivingTuesday

We need good leaders, now more than ever. This #GivingTuesday, we give thanks to the future leaders helping us care for our public lands and advocate for the protection and enhancement of our mountains, forests, rivers, parks, and urban open spaces. Now is the time to lead, and to take a stand. Our public lands…

On the Ground Work Update: Wild River Ride Bike Tour

For her Leadership Academy project, recent graduate Dorothy Wong partnered with Bike San Gabriel Valley's Women on Wheels to host an educational bike tour of the San Gabriel River in September. The Wild River Ride bike tour started at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area and ended at Cogswell Dam. Along the way,  she educated the…

On the Ground Work Update: Guiding The Eagles to Their Nest Project

Leadership Academy graduate Liliana Camacho Guzman led a workshop at Drew Magnet High School, followed by an Eaton Canyon visit and hike with the students. As part of her project, Guiding The Eagles to Their Nest, she discussed environmental justice, access to green and open spaces, and our work in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and…

Leadership Academy Spotlight: Megan Devine

Megan Devine is a graduate of the Leadership Academy who continues to lead the Convert-a-Can program. How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I learned about the Leadership Academy through a friend, Kevin Lynch, who was in the cohort before mine, and he said it was a…

On the Ground Work Update: Project FIRE

Leadership Academy graduate Mary Venegas led a three-day camping trip in the San Gabriel Mountains for 16 CalState Long Beach students, Long Beach City College students, and San Gabriel Mountains rock climbers. During the August 5-7 trip, Venegas informed participants about the San Gabriel Mountains Forever campaign, led guided hikes, partnered with the U.S. Forest…

On the Ground Work Update: Project Tri-Affecta

Leadership Academy Graduate Dominique Vitti worked with the Panorama Recreation Center to integrate and facilitate two arts-based workshops on protecting the environment, as part of the center's summer day camp for youth (July 12-14). To conclude the workshops, Vitti organized a guided hike to Big Tujunga Canyon for 40 students to experience the San Gabriel Mountains…

On the Ground Work Update: Green Space and Communities of Color

Leadership Academy graduate Syllenne Moody, in conjunction with LA Rooted Organizing, facilitated a July 14 workshop on the importance of green space and the SGMs for communities of color in LA county. As part of the interactive event, youth from the organizing school toured their communities and photographed areas of their neighborhoods where they would like to…