"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, … Continue reading Event: San Gabriel Mountains Monument 3rd Anniversary Celebration
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 … Continue reading Leadership Academy Spotlight: Dorothy Wong
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 … Continue reading The Public Speaks: Why We Need 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 … Continue reading What’s Up with the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument?
"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 … Continue reading In the News: Monuments Under Attack