Event: San Gabriel Mountains Monument 3rd Anniversary Celebration

"The notion of a national monument is interesting because it reminds us that America belongs to all of us -- not just some of us. My commitment to conservation isn’t about locking away our natural treasures; it’s about working with communities to open up our glorious heritage to everybody -- young and old, black, white,…

Leadership Academy Spotlight: Dorothy Wong

Dorothy Wong is a graduate of our Leadership Academy and was recently elected to the Altadena Town Council. How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I found out about the Leadership Academy from BikeSGV and was eager to be a part of protecting our mountains while also…

The Public Speaks: Why We Need the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Below, a small sampling of the thousands of comments we have collected in support of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. (Our letter.) “The San Gabriel Mountains are a unique place ecologically, historically and culturally. Allowing them to exist unprotected in the current political climate we’re living in would be irresponsible and irreverent to all…

What’s Up with the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument?

The Origin President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to sign an executive order on October 10, 2014 that designated the San Gabriel Mountains national monument . San Gabriel Mountains Forever was proud to be there the day Obama signed the order. The celebration came after working for more than 10 years on collaborating with…

In the News: Monuments Under Attack

"National monument designation has meant more community input in the future of the San Gabriel Mountains than ever before. If Trump wants to remove these protections and hand public land over to corporations, he will have to go through Congress where I will fight to protect our environment. I'm going even further and soon reintroducing…

East Fork Project: Public Meetings

Public meetings are being held this this week in Baldwin Park and Arcadia to discuss the East Fork Project. You can help us by providing public input! We're working with the US Forest Service (USFS) and The Watershed Conservation Authority (WCA) to make sure that improvements to the East Fork serve our communities and protect our precious public…

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…