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    Hike with AFC

    We'd love to take your group on a hike in the local foothills.

    Click on the image above to email Chief Executive John Howell to set up a hike.

    Help Preserve Wildlife Corridors
    Thursday
    Jul142011

    Audubon, REI to help fund Rubio projects

    REI volunteers clear a trail in Rubio Canyon on National Trails Day (June 4). Photo by Paul Ayers.Projects to build trails and restore habitat in Rubio Canyon have received big boosts with grants from the Pasadena Audubon Society and REI.

    The Pasadena Audubon Society generated $4,713.72 in a fundraising campaign for trails in Rubio Canyon -- money that will go toward restoring the nearly five miles of trails in Rubio Canyon and opening those trails to the public. The Audubon grant will supplement a previous $20,000 grant from Southern California Edison for the trail restoration project.

    The Pasadena Audubon Society and Audubon California both made significant contributions to preserve Rubio Canyon, as well.

    REI awarded its grant of $5,000 on July 12 to enable AFC to set up and oversee a volunteer program to remove invasive plants along trails in Rubio Canyon. REI also co-hosted, with AFC, a volunteer day in the canyon in June.

    If you're interested in helping with trail and habitat restoration in the canyon, click here to let us know.

    Thanks to REI and Pasadena Audubon for their commitment to local land conservation!

    Wednesday
    Jun082011

    Volunteers celebrate National Trails Day in Rubio Canyon

    Volunteers restore a trail in Rubio Canyon on National Trails Day, in a joint program sponsored by REI and AFC. Photo by Paul Ayers. There's no better way to spend National Trails Day than by helping to restore local trails. At least that's what 36 volunteers who made their way into Rubio Canyon on Saturday, June 4, decided.

    Volunteers helped clear a connecting path that will allow hikers on the Mount Lowe Railway right-of-way trail to reach the rest of the trails in the canyon. They stabilized sections of a trail that cuts across the canyon. They worked on a trail that leads to the top of AFC's property and will eventually connect with the 13-mile Altadena Crest Trail. And they removed invasive plants that have been making their way up the canyon.

    Thanks to all the volunteers, and to REI for organizing the program. Check out REI's Facebook page for more photos.