|Posted on February 23, 2012 at 3:50 PM|
The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) is working to preserve 7.75 acres of wilderness land at the top of Rosemont Avenue in La Crescenta, turning an area that had been slated for development into a permanent sanctuary for wildlife and a community resource for local residents.
The project goal for acquisition, management and maintenance is $450,000. AFC has secured a $350,000 commitment from the office of L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich; we're relying on the local community to close the gap.
La Crescenta doesn’t have much in the way of public open space. The community is surrounded by mountains -- the San Gabriel, San Rafael, and Verdugo ranges -- but incredibly, you can’t access to any of the surrounding wilderness from La Crescenta.
With your help, however, that could change very soon. AFC is working with the local community to determine how to provide access to the land in a way that’s sensitive to wildlife and to local landowners. The "Top of Rosemont" features a scenic trail that would lend itself to walking, jogging, and bird-watching.
For more information or to donate to this worthy cause, visit www.arroyosfoothills.org/rosemont