Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

Type: Organization
Name: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmakers approve bill to pave way for drought-tolerant landscaping

Aug. 19 -- SACRAMENTO -- Kicking off a two-week lawmaking flurry before closing shop for the year, California legislators took actions on 143 bills on Monday, including a bill that would prohibit homeowners associations from penalizing those who convert ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

$7.5 billion water bond could meet California's needs during drought

The $7.5 billion water bond measure approved by state legislators this past week could help pay for ambitious local projects, from cleaning the polluted San Fernando Valley groundwater basin to recycling treated sewage for drinking water.The Los Angeles ... [Published Los Angeles Daily News - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Expanded Marsh Park Opens in Elysian Valley

One of Elysian Valley's L.A. River-adjacent gems, Marsh Park, just got better with a three-acre expansion west. "This new park is a great change from being an auto storage yard," said Rorie Skei, Chief Deputy Director at Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy ... [Published KCET - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Wildlife Corridor Between Angeles National Forest Lands Gets Funding

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to help fund the acquisition of 74 acres in Agua Dulce as part of a critical wildlife corridor connecting two major sections of the Angeles National Forest."That land is so important," said ... [Published KCET - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Caltrans Requests $2.5 Million in Funding for Mountain Lion Overpass

The busy network of freeways in Southern California has especially affected a small mountain lion population living in the Santa Monica Mountains. Mountain lions have been struck and killed by cars, and inbreeding is threatening the population’s dive ... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Help Fund Purchase Of Critical Wildlife Habitat

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:26 am Staff ReportThe Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to help fund the acquisition of 74 acres in Agua Dulce as part of a critical wildlife corridor connecting two major sections of the Angeles National Fore ... [Published Santa Monica Mirror - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua Dulce

County supervisors agreed Tuesday to set aside money that will go toward buying property to be used as a wildlife corridor in Agua Dulce.Members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award up to $280,000 to the Santa Monica ... [Published Santa Clarita Valley Signal - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Agua Dulce wildlife corridor could get boost

County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to make around $280,000 in funding available for the purchase of land to be used as a wildlife corridor in the Agua Dulce area.The item, on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Los Angeles ... [Published Santa Clarita Valley Signal - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Busted for Off-Leash Dog, Man Ordered Not to Leave Southern California

Chaparral-covered hillsides dotted with oaks surround both sides of a barbed-wire fence with signs reading: "U.S. boundary." John Gladwin, whose Australian cattle dog, Molly, runs freely through the idyllic Simi Hills on a Sunday afternoon, is careful ... [Published Los Angeles Weekly - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Garner Remembered for ‘Rockford Files,’ Environmental Passion

Hollywood fans and local conservationists are mourning the death of actor James Garner, known for his role in the Malibu-based “The Rockford Files,” as well as his passion for the environment.Garner passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday, July 19, at ... [Published Malibu Times - Jul 23 2014]

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"Allowing homeowners the freedom to use conservation-friendly landscaping will be one important ingredient in reaching our goal of protecting our economy by saving water" Gonzalez said
..."Probably the most challenging part of this whole process was getting the funds assembled," says Skei. "It was a total freeze in 2008. All the grantees from state bonds were told to stop. We couldn't be reimbursed if we did continue to the work." The State of California funded more than 90 percent of the project, including purchasing the land...
Edelman said "just about every single animal that lives in the San Gabriel Mountains or the Sierra Pelona Mountains" other than aquatic species, would travel the wildlife path bridging two mountain ranges
"We have different rules about dogs depending on what agency land you're on" Kuykendall says, acknowledging that the "patchwork" can frustrate the public. The National Park Service owns only 15 percent of the 155,000 acres...

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Lawmakers approve bill to pave way for drought-... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Aug 19 2014]
$7.5 billion water bond could meet California's... [Published Los Angeles Daily News - Aug 17 2014]
Expanded Marsh Park Opens in Elysian Valley [Published KCET - Aug 14 2014]
Wildlife Corridor Between Angeles National Fore... [Published KCET - Aug 01 2014]
Caltrans Requests $2.5 Million in Funding for M... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 01 2014]
Board Of Supervisors Vote To Help Fund Purchase... [Published Santa Monica Mirror - Jul 30 2014]
Supervisors approve funds for land buy in Agua ... [Published Santa Clarita Valley Signal - Jul 30 2014]
Agua Dulce wildlife corridor could get boost [Published Santa Clarita Valley Signal - Jul 28 2014]
Busted for Off-Leash Dog, Man Ordered Not to Le... [Published Los Angeles Weekly - Jul 24 2014]
Garner Remembered for ‘Rockford Files,’ Environ... [Published Malibu Times - Jul 23 2014]
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