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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Station Fire recovery update: public meeting 3/23

Recovering From the Station Fire: 2011 Update

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
7:30 p.m. 
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena

This program is free and the public is welcome. A social reception at 7 p.m. precedes the 7:30 program sponsored by the Angeles Chapter’s Forest Committee.

How are the San Gabriel Mountains faring since the Station Fire of 2009?

What lies ahead for Angeles National Forest this second spring after the huge fire that burned one-quarter of the forest?

Please join us at 7:30 pm March 23 for a special program on how an iconic mountain range is recovering. Marty Dumpis, Acting Forest Supervisor of Angeles National Forest, and a team of experts will present an update on forest conditions. Marty will open with an overview of how nature is doing and where it might need help from us, or just time to heal.

Other Forest Service speakers will provide updates on trail restoration, recreational opportunities, and the struggle against invasive plants.

Rounding out the evening, Gabi and Cliff McLean will share their photos of the wildflowers in our local mountains and the “fire followers” that appear in burned areas. Gabi, president of the California Native Plant Society, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter, is a nature photographer and docent naturalist. Cliff is a computer programming specialist. Together they produced a 2008 CD interpretive guide “Plants of the San Gabriel Mountains: Foothills and Canyons.”

There also will be news of coming Forest Committee hikes and events, and an update on the growing momentum to create a San Gabriel Mountains National Recreation Area.

For information, email donbremner(at) or John Monsen: wildernessjfm(at)

Directions to Eaton Canyon: From the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, take the Altadena Drive exit (if westbound on the 210, take the Sierra Madre Blvd. off ramp and at the bottom go west another few blocks to Altadena Drive), drive north toward the mountains about a mile, and 500 feet after crossing New York Drive, turn right into Eaton Canyon Park. The Nature Center is on the left from the parking area.

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