AFC in the News

What's Up at Cottonwood? - Fundraiser at La Canada Memorial Park Friday, June 5th, 3:30-7pm!

There's a lot going on around Cottonwood lately.  Here's a picture of the remains of a large mule deer we found at Cottonwood who didn't quite make it home.  Pretty much all that's left is his or her vertebral column which has obvious signs of a large predator munching on it - our biologists guess Puma...

And speaking of Pumas - there was a great article in the Los Angeles Times reporting on a Puma traveling the Verdugo Mountains named P-41 - take a look at it here: link to article. If we preserve Cottonwood Canyon & the wildlife corridor above it, we may see P41 taking a drink out of Cottonwood Canyon's natural spring!

Join us in support of Cottonwood this coming Friday, June 5th, from 3:30-7pm at La Canada's Memorial Park - 1301 Foothill Blvd (map).  Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's AP Environmental Science class is holding the Cottonwood Arts & Eco Festival benefitting Arroyos & Foothills Cottonwood Canyon acquisition campaign.




Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy Secures Grant for Study of San Rafael Hills and the Upper Arroyo Seco

In hopes of saving Bob, seen here crossing the natural spring in Cottonwood Canyon, and the many other native inhabitants seeking a way to move between urban open spaces,  Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy has received approval from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to prepare a draft Conceptual Area Protection Plan ("CAPP").  The foundational purpose of the CAPP is to create a blueprint for establishing a viable wildlife corridor between and through the San Rafael Hills and Verdugo Mountains to connect on both ends to the San Gabriel Mountains.

Due to the good work of AFC board members Anthony Portantino and Tim Wendler, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is pitching in with a grant of $16,667 to help cover the cost of the study.  This study is crucial to AFC's bid to purchase the 11 acre Cottonwood Canyon which plays a crucial role in the last remaining wildlife corridor connecting the San Rafael Hills to the Arroyo Seco and beyond.  Click here to read all about it in Pasadena Now.

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