Conservancy to Propose Alternative to UC Plan

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has offered the University a grant to remove fire-prone vegetation from its Hillside Campus (Claremont and Strawberry canyons). The Conservancy has reviewed UC's plans for the grant and believes that they can be improved, both to make the hills safer now and to reduce the amount of ongoing maintenance needed to keep them safer in future years. An environmental review process required under California law is about to begin and the Conservancy will be joining that process and offering an alternative plan. Watch for news of our better alternative.

September Events in Claremont Canyon

Saturday September 21, Creek to Bay Day

Please join Conservancy and Garber Park volunteers for our first fall workday. We will be removing invasive weeds and performing trail maintenance both for fire safety and for your enjoyment while walking the trails. Coffee, tea and breakfast rolls at 9:15 at the Claremont Avenue entrance, .4 miles up Claremont from the intersection of Ashby and Claremont. For more information, visit garberparkstewards.org or email Shelagh, garberparkstewards@gmail.com.

September 28 at Signpost 29. Join us from 10 AM to Noon for our regular fourth Saturday stewardship day.

Meet at Signpost 29, 1.5 miles up Claremont Avenue from the intersection of Ashby and Claremont. Volunteers have been keeping our trails in great shape for hikers and we will continue our work, removing overgrowth that has accumulated during the summer. We supply tools and gloves but feel to bring your own and a bottle of water.

Save the Date: Sunday November 17 for the Conservancy's Annual Meeting at the Claremont Hotel.

For all stewardship work: Please wear long sleeves, long pants, work gloves and sturdy shoes with good tread or boots and bring a bottle of water. We will supply tools and gloves but feel free to bring your own.

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