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The Trucks Are Coming! 50,000 a Year!
County Releases Devastating Hahamongna Sediment Trucking Plan
LA County Flood Control District has released their final environmental impact report on the sediment removal program for Devil's Gate Dam in Hahamongna Watershed Park. It's an old-style mining and trucking operation with devastating impacts on the nature and character of Hahamongna Watershed Park and on the surrounding communities.
Flood Control Announces Hahamongna EIR Meetings
LA County Flood Control District has announced that they will release the final Environmental Impact Report for the Devil's Gate Sediment Management Program in Hahamongna Watershed Park on October 20. A series of three public meetings will allow the public to comment on the Flood Control District's plan before it goes to the County Board of Supervisors for their review and possible approval.
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., John Muir High School Auditorium, 1905 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104
Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Jackson Elementary School Auditorium, 593 West Woodbury Road, Altadena, CA 91001
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Descanso Gardens Maple Room, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Preliminary indications are that the Flood Control District will select one of their previous alternatives, making only minor concessions to Pasadena and the 250 commenters who raised concerns about the $70-100 million sediment trucking program.
Pasadena Council Adopts Sediment Recommendations
On Monday, May 12, the Pasadena City Council unaminously adopted the recommendations of the Devil's Gate Sediment Working Group. This group was established by Pasadena to develop a more sustainable alternative to those presented in the LA County Flood Control District's Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Devil's Gate Sediment Removal and Management Project.
The Sediment Working Group's recommendations, if adopted, would substantially reduce the scope and negative impacts of the Flood Control District's program, while protecting the neighborhoods and rare environmental values of Hahamongna Watershed Park and the Arroyo Seco.
The DEIR Comments Are All In
The Trucks are Coming!!!
200,000 double-bed, diesel belching monsters, clogging streets, creating noise, dust, pollution, destroying precious habitat and severely impacting our neighborhoods
County Unveils $100 Million Plan to Destroy Region's Most Valuable Habitat
Dessi Says: "Save the Habitat of Hahamongna!"
My name is Dessi Sieburth and I am 11 years old. I have been with Pasadena Audubon Society for 3 years. I like to watch birds especially in the Hahamagna watershed, and I have seen over 60 species of birds in Hahamagna. I am here to speak against the sediment removal project of LA county. If we remove the sediment the bird's habitat will be destroyed. An endangered species, the Bells Vireo was seen and might be nesting in Hahamagna. I saw rare birds at Hahamanga such as Indigo Bunting, Lewis's Woodpecker, and Vesper Sparrow. If we destroy the habitat these birds will not come back. Please save the Habitat of Hahamagna!
(signed) Dessi Sieburth
Get the facts on the County plan on this website and on this factsheet: Fact Sheet
Here is the County's news release on the Devil's Gate Sediment Removal and Management Plan: Official Notice
Pasadena Officials Move Soccer Field to Muir
Pasadena officials have now eliminated plans for an additional soccer field at Hahamongna Watershed Park and to instead dramatically upgrade a rundown softball field at nearby Muir High Schoolin Northwest Pasadena. This is a win/win for everyone involved, expanding recreational opportunity while protecting Hahamongna, and another victory for Hahamongna activists and organizations to preserve our region's most valuable natural area.
Conceptual Design Released for Arroyo Seco Canyon Project
The Final Conceptual Design Report for the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project is now available for public review! Thanks to all those who participated in the workshops and sent in comments. ASF, the City of Pasadena, and Carollo Engineers worked hard to incorporate public input as much as possible. The result, we hope, is a project that will not only integrate water resources, habitat, and recreation but will also satisfy the needs and desires of the community.
Please feel free to direct any questions, comments, or concerns to Jonathan Frame (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gary Takara (email@example.com).
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Arroyo Moonrise (in Hahamongna Park) Original 18 x 24 oil painting © 2012 Karen Winters. KarenWinters.com
LA County Flood Control District is now considering what alternatives there are for their massive sediment removal and management program at Hahamongna. County staff expects to release a draft of their environmental impact report next Fall. We will keep you informed of developments, so check back here regularly or sign up for updates.
Threats to Hahamongna
It's the most precious enviromental zone in our region, but it's under attack again.
A massive sediment and habitat removal program of the County of Los Angeles threatens to strip the basin of its rare riparian and alluvial scrub habitat
There's going to be a lot of action this year. We urge you to become informed about the issues and to get active to save this environmental treasure.
This site will keep you up to date on the latest developments in the campaign to preserve the natural richness of the area.