Environmental Toolkit for County Project
JPL Parking Lot To Go
The Trucks Are Coming
La Cañada Alert
Dangers of Diesel
A Strategy to Save Hahamongna
Pasadena: Move Soccer Field to Muir
Pasadena officials are now developing a proposal to eliminate 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 would be a win/win for everyone involved, expanding recreational opportunity while protecting Hahamongna.
We urge Hahamongna activists and organizations to support the Muir Plan.
ASF Wins $3.3 million for Hahamongna
The Arroyo Seco Foundation (ASF) has secured $3.3 million in state funding to improve water reliability and environmental conditions in Hahamongna.
The funding will be used to improve water facilities and environmental conditions in Hahamongna Canyon north of the JPL Bridge.
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Scoping hearings were held on July 12 and 14, 2012 to take public input on the environmental review of Pasadena's plan for a soccer field, expanded parking and other "improvements" to Hahamongna Watershed Park. Pasadena's plan includes filling in 27 acres of riparian, wetlands and buffer habitat to develop an athletic field and parking lot and relocatin the disc golf course in Hahamogna Watershed Park. Participants in the two scoping sessions were universally opposed to any changes that would degrade the natural character of Hahamongna.
Since the Summer of 2012, the Los Angeles County Flood Control District has been considering concerns and evaluating options for the sediment management program. They now expect to release their proposal plan and environmental impact report in May, 2013.
We urge all who love Hahamongna to stay involved in the environmental review process and work to Save Hahamongna.
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. There's no question about it: 2011 will be a year of decision for Hahamongna.
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
Pasadena is forging ahead with an ill-conceived plan to add a parking lot and a soccer field to the center of the basin.
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.