The San Gabriel Valley Task Force (SGVTF) is part of the Angeles Chapter of Sierra Club. We monitor proposed projects that might impact the environment in the San Gabriel Valley stretching from Pasadena and Montebello areas on the west to the eastern margins of the valley, and south to the Montebello and Puente Chino Hills.
The San Gabriel Valley Task Force was organized by the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club in 1999 to work with San Gabriel Valley cities and political leaders to seek ways to create a more livable environment for valley residents while preserving or improving natural resources including water resources and water quality, recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat. Our task force members are from throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
From our beginning we have worked to envision and promote projects in the Emerald Necklace, a 17-mile loop of trails that connects parks from the San Gabriel River and the Rio Hondo. New parks have been created and trails enhanced for bicyclists, horse riders, and walkers/hikers. We have been involved in planning for the new Puente Hills Landfill Park and the old Duck farm, slated to be part of the Emerald Necklace.
We are now actively opposing the expansion of the Quemetco lead/acid battery plant in City of Industry that has been a source of lead and arsenic pollution in adjacent residential areas. We are currently working on two projects to protect our foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains from encroachment of development that will impact wildlife and access of residents on the margins of the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. And recently a proposal has been made by an LLC to build a destination amusement park and hotel complex in the City of West Covina.
Join our task force to protect the San Gabriel Valley from loss of our oak woodland, our open space, and habitat for our wildlife.
Contact: Joan Licari, Chair
Meeting are on Fridays, as needed, at 10 a.m. at:
16017 Villa Flores Dr.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745