Nature for All celebrates the reintroduction of historic federal legislation which would further protect and create access to the San Gabriel Mountains

We are extremely pleased to announce that Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Judy Chu have reintroduced the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act which will protect wild lands, open space and rivers and improve recreation opportunities in Los Angeles County. Stretching from Santa Clarita to San Bernardino, these open space resources, particularly the San Gabriel…

News: St. Francis Senate Bill Introduced

California Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein introduced the "St. Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act" in the Senate to establish a national memorial in San Francisquito Canyon to honor the hundreds of those who lost their lives following the dam collapse and flood of 1928. Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel of Nature for All member organization Community…

Volunteer Report: Liliana Griego on Our June 2017 Trip to DC

Liliana Griego is a graduate of the San Gabriel Mountain Forever Leadership Academy and a volunteer for SGMF who joined a group of coalition members on a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for protection of our national monuments. Below, she reflects on the experience. What Surprised Me I was shocked to learn about the…

News: San Gabriel Mountains Forever Act Introduced

Great news: Congresswoman Judy Chu has introduced the San Gabriel Mountains Forever Act today. The legislation, cosponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff, will protect 31,069 acres of wilderness -- including two new areas, the Yerba Buena and Condor Peak Wilderness -- and will also designate 45.3 miles of wild rivers. Here's a breakdown of what is…

On the Road: March 2017 DC Trip

Coalition members Duyen Tran (Wilderness Society), Roberto Morales (Sierra Club), Steve Evans (Friends of the River), Daniel Rossman (Wilderness Society), Dan Smuts (Wilderness Society) traveled to Washington, D.C. with volunteers Bryan Matsumoto, Michelle Okawa, Sandra Catell, and Jeremy Rogers to meet with the offices of our local legislators. Thanks to Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congressman Adam…

Victory for Los Angeles: Measures A and M Passed

There is good election news to report: Measures A and M passed! Measure A will provide much-needed funding for park-poor communities and Measure M will provide more public transit and active transportation options to help provide access to parks and open, green spaces. It's a huge win for our communities. We can't wait to see…

Monument Plan Update: Community Collaborative Comments

Members of SGMF are on the San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative, which submitted comments to the Forest Service on the National Monument Plan. Statement included by our coalition chair, Omar Gomez: "We are proud to be working with the Collaborative to achieve mutual objectives by requesting that the Management Plan include specific objectives with a…