As I’m sure you can imagine, the Fourth of July Weekend brought a lot of news about people doing things in and around the Angeles. Hikers fell, trucks crashed, and CalTrans is wondering if it was such a good idea to re-open the Angeles Crest Highway after all.
On a more positive note, the Arcadia REI is partnered with the Forest Service and Friends of the Angeles to remove invasive, non-native plants from the forest.
All the links are below. Enjoy! And be safe out there… please…
U.S. Forest Service truck crashes, six injured
July 4, 2011 | 10:43 pm
Hiker rescued from Angeles National Forest
July 4, 2011 | 11:17 pm
Fourth of July 2011, Los Angeles: The Damage
By Simone Wilson Tue., Jul. 5 2011 at 9:30 AM
Nine firefighters hurt in Palmdale crash
July 5, 2011 | 9:07 am
Caltrans Looking Into Highway 2 Crashes
By Scott Weber | Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011 | Updated 2:49 PM PDT
Angeles National Forest Volunteer Opportunities
* Begins: 7/10/2011 8:30 a.m.
* Event Location: Ralphs Supermarket Parking Lot
* Event Fee: See event details
* Ends: 10/30/2011 3:00 p.m. (PDT)
* Partner Organization: USDA Forest Service
Description: Help the Angeles National Forest with the removal of highly invasive, non-native plants that are preventing native plant recovery in the Station fire burn area. There will be ongoing projects from June-October 2011: 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, and 10/30 – exludes [sic] Sundays on holiday weekends) Projects will be happening along the Angeles Forest Highway (Highway 59) from 8:30AM-3PM and groups will be meeting at Ralph’s Supermarket [10455 Sunland Blvd, Sunland] parking lot in Sunland, CA. Please register for as many projects as you like through: Suzanne Avila, Volunteer Parnership [sic] Coordinator at (626) 574-5224 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Work is moderate to strenuous. Please bring your own lunches and water to stay hydrated. Tools will be provided. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, hats and plenty of sunscreen.