In California? Attend a meeting to support national monument status for the San Gabriel Mountains

The San Gabriel Mountains.

Credit: Brad Schelton, flickr.

On Aug. 26, officials from the Obama administration will be in Southern California at the Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center to hear from local residents about the creation of a national monument for the San Gabriel Mountains.

You have the rare opportunity to protect the San Gabriel Mountains by speaking directly to key Washington officials. If you attend the listening session, you can tell decision makers that you support a national monument and the protection of these mountains.

Please come to the U.S. Forest Service listening session to weigh in!

When: Aug. 26, 2014, 4-7 pm.

Where: Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center, 4460 North Maine Ave., Baldwin Park, Calif., 91706

Why make a national monument in the San Gabriel Mountains?

Designating a national monument would preserve and enhance the natural, historic, recreational and scenic treasures of the San Gabriel Mountains for future generations. This is Los Angeles County’s backyard, and it provides more than one-third of our drinking water and more than 70 percent of our open space.

Creating a national monument would also enhance visitor facilities, services and staffing in the San Gabriel Mountains.  While Congresswoman Judy Chu recently introduced legislation to establish a National Recreation Area, a National Monument would provide similar protection. Under the Antiquities Act, the President can protect existing federal public land. A monument designation does not apply to state, local or privately-held lands, or affect rights held by water agencies, tribes, sanitation districts and land management agencies.

We need your voice - please attend the public listening session at the US Forest Service Headquarters! 

RSVP to the event organizers

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