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National Park Officials Want To Hear From You About Our Surrounding Wild Area (KHTS AM1220)
Carol Rock
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Local nature lovers are hoping to pack the room tomorrow night when the National Park Service will hold a meeting in Santa Clarita to discuss their alternatives for a National Recreation Area. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Activities Center of the city's Sports Complex on Centre Pointe Parkway.

Angeles National Forest proposed as recreational area

Antelope Valley Press
Monday, November 14, 2011

Palmdale - Antelope Valley residents can make comments tonights on a proposal to convert Angeles National Forest and possibly other ares of Southern California into a national recreation area managed by the National Park Service.

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Bringing the Outdoors to LA: Huge Recreation Area Proposed

Public News Service
Stephanie Carroll Carson
Monday, November 14, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Broken steps, dilapidated buildings and unkempt paths are what currently greet visitors in many areas of the San Gabriel Mountains around the city of Los Angeles. Community groups, including the organization San Gabriel Mountains Forever, want to change that with the creation of a national recreation area that would encompass a region around LA three times the size of New York City. 

Allison Allport-Counseller is an LA native who just discovered hiking and the beauty of the surrounding mountains a few years ago.

More than 150 People Pack National Park Service Public Meeting!

San Gabriel Mountains Forever Pushes for National Recreation Area
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It began as a promising community dream eight years ago to create a San Gabriel Mountains National Recreation Area.  And on Saturday, October 29 in the City of El Monte, that vision took a big step forward when the community turned out to tell the National Park Service that now, more than ever, they need and want a recreation area.

Diverse support shown for National Park Service proposal for San Gabriel Mountains, River

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Steve Scauzillo
Saturday, October 29, 2011

EL MONTE - More than 150 people jammed the senior center here Saturday to support a proposal by the National Parks Service to draw a line around nearly 600,0000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains, foothills, San Gabriel and Rio Hondo rivers and portions of the Puente Hills and call it a National Recreation Area.

National Park Service hearing on Saturday in El Monte

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Steve Scauzillo
Thursday, October 27, 2011

When Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar needed to pick two projects in California to feature in a 50-state report, he chose improvements to the San Gabriel and Los Angeles Rivers as one of the most promising projects for the federal agency to support.

The other was the restoration of the San Joaquin River in Northern California.

San Gabriel Mountains Poised to Become National Recreation Area
Deanna Neil
Monday, October 24, 2011

The National Park Service (NPS) released a study last week, detailing how California's San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains might fit into the National Park System.

The Draft San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment is now open for public review. For Angelenos, this potentially means more protection and outdoor recreation.

National Park Service opens door to more parks and recreation in San Gabriel mountains, valley, river

San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Steve Scauzillo
Monday, October 17, 2011

More than 700,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains, River and Valley and Puente Hills were deemed nationally significant and therefore suitable for inclusion in the National Park system, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Interior.

The Draft San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study concluded that the mountains and the Puente Hills met the criteria for a national designation and that all or portions could come under federal protection and management if approved by Congress.

San Gabriel Mountains Forever Praises National Recreation Area Report

Urges Los Angeles County Residents to Attend Final Hearings Oct. 29 and Nov. 14-17
Monday, October 17, 2011

LOS ANGELES - San Gabriel Mountains Forever (SGMF) applauded the release today of the National Park Service draft study and environmental assessment that advances a proposal for a San Gabriel Mountains National Recreation Area that would benefit millions of visitors.

Discovering the Great Outdoors

Discover San Gabriel Valley • Spring-Summer 2011
Daniel Rossman, The Wilderness Society
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The rugged mountains that define the northern boundary of the San Gabriel Valley offer adventures for the daring and timid alike.  The Angeles National Forest, which overlays most of the San Gabriel Mountain range, provides Los Angeles County with 70 percent of its public open space.  It draws more than 3.5 million visitors every year, making it one of the most visited forests in the country.  These visitors explore the peaks and canyons, soaking up sun or soaking their toes in the cool flowing rivers.

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