The Emerald Necklace

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In the San Gabriel Valley, there is plan to create a 17-mile loop of walking, biking and equestrian trails, with parks along the way that are connected to local communities with easy access.  There will be a network of existing and future parks, greenways, and trails located along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel River between Peck Road Water Conservation Park to the north and Whittier Narrows Recreation Area to the south.  Two other projects connect with the Necklace — a Discovery Center in Whittier Narrows and the old Woodland Duck Farm on the 605 Freeway

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Watershed Conservation Authority: Emerald Necklace Greening and Trails

The San Gabriel River Discovery Center

Watershed Conservation Authority: Duck Farm River Park

Quemetco

Quemetco

A lead-acid battery recycling plant in the City of Industry is located within 400 feet of homes in nearby Hacienda Heights and Avocado Heights.  Nearby residents are concerned about the possibility of lead, arsenic, cadmium, and antimony contaminating the area of their homes and schools.  Testing of soils is happening by the State of California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control and investigations are occurring by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Sierra Club has teamed up with the Clean Air Coalition of Avocado Heights and the Hacienda Heights Improvement Association to oppose an increase in production by 25%.

Should the increase in production be allowed?  Is DTSC doing its job?

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Clean Air Coalition: Quemteco Campaign

Save the Foothills – Bradbury

San Gabriel Valley Task Force

There is a proposal to build 5 homes of 25,000 ft.2 in an area of ridges and valleys forming the backdrop of the city and that will intrude on the vistas of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains. Oak trees, streams, and habitat will be destroyed in an area that is adjacent to the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
The project is just in its initial stages. Now is the time to be aware. Should this project go forward? Should our foothills remain open space for all?

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Save the Foothills – Glendora

San Gabriel Valley Task Force

The City of Glendora calls itself the “Pride of the Foothills”. But there is a threat to the foothills that frame of the northern edge of the city—a proposal to allow up to nineteen large homes of 5,000 square feet or more on a ridge that forms the back-drop to the City. Instead of preserving the “Foothills Pride” by protecting the 176 oak trees “marked” for destruction along with the native grasslands and oak woodland, homes are planned to rise on 41 acres of the Gordon Mull property located at the end of Lone Hill Road. This development would destroy what little open space remains in our foothills. Allowing this to happen would destroy a potential area of recreation for residents and damage the living space for three protected species of plants and animals.

Wouldn’t it be better to protect the view, the living space for plants and animals, and provide a place for local residents to take a quiet stroll, hike trails connecting to the Glendora Conservancy lands, watch birds, ride a horse, or take their dogs for a walk?

Stop this development—Click here!