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Ranger Pera with #RiverSafety Team members Alfredo and Carlos are on duty patrolling the #LARiver around the #SepulvedaBasin as tributaries and drainages in the valley quickly fill the swollen flood control dam. Fast moving water can sweep you off your feet in an instant while debris and branches can trap you underwater. Please exercise caution around standing and moving storm water. #LArain #stormwatch #rainyday #losangelesriver #losangeles #alldrainsleadtotheocean #leavenotrace #flooding #riverlife #shermanoaks #encino #vannuys #SanFernandoValley
Mother Nature knows how to put on a great show! Avid hiker Manisha Patel shared her long awaited return to Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, check out the green- a lil bit of rain transformed the burnt landscape. We're excited you're back on the trails! Please respect the healing process by staying on trail, leave no trace. The parks still have a long way to go for a full recovery. Feel free to share your photos of your visit! #WoolseyFire #LAMountains #santamonicamountains #rollinghills #hillsofgreen #mothernature #timeheals #leavenotrace #respecttheprocess #sundayfunday #thatviewthough #seeyouonthetrail #hikinginLA #recoverymode #naturephotography #landscape #lasvirgenes #burnscar
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) announced today that it has opened most of the MRCA-managed parks that had been previously closed by conditions related to the November 2018 Woolsey Fire. The MRCA has cleared hazardous conditions from the parks and open space. In addition, in order to assure public safety, the MRCA has conducted limited radiological analysis of soils in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve and other MRCA areas. The assessment determined that the fire had not increased the low-level concentrations that are generally consistent with normal background levels. As always, trail users should exercise caution in the open space, and not venture off established trails so that plants and wildlife can recover from the fire aftermath. The following parks managed by the MRCA that were previously closed are now open to the public: Cameron Nature Preserve at Puerco Canyon Corral Canyon Park – Sara Wan Trailhead Fran Pavley Meadow Las Virgenes View Trail Liberty Canyon Trailhead Seminole Overlook Triunfo Creek Park Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve (formerly Ahmanson Ranch) Zev Yaroslavsky Las Virgenes Highlands Park The following parks managed by the MRCA remain closed until further notice for Hazardous Conditions: Escondido Canyon Park Charmlee Wilderness Park See full press release at lamountains.com #WoolseyFire #LAMountains #leavenotrace #stayontrail #timeforgrowth #timeheals #santamonicamountains #aftermath #respect #lasvirgenes #libertycanyon #escondidocanyon #charmleewildernesspark #CorralCanyon #malibu #Calabasas #agourahills #allclear #hikinginLA
Celebrating MRCA Rangers today for #lawenforcementappreciationday Between park and LA River protection, public safety, visitor services, wildland firefighting, search and rescue, maintenance, and law enforcement, our generalist rangers do it all! Photos are a small portion of the ranger team but we wholeheartedly appreciate what all of them do as well as our partners at @castateparks & @conejorpd @rsrpd @santamonicamountainsnps #santamonicamountains #LAMountains #rangerpatrol #lawenforcement #peaceofficer #californiapeaceofficer #whatwedo #SearchandRescue #lariver #losangelesriver #publicsafety
Shout out to Park Operations staffer Carlos for cleaning up debris scattered along the LA River Bike Path this afternoon, preventing all this trash from entering the river and the ocean! #alldrainsleadtotheocean #cleanup #trashday #lariver #losangelesriver #hardworking #LAMountains #downtownLA #leavenotrace #pickupafteryourself #doyourpart #dayinthelife #goodjob
#FORIMMEDIATERELEASE ! Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) Receives 226-acre Donation of Prime Wildlife Linkage Near Interstate 5 West of #CastaicLake The now permanently protected parkland is a major viewshed between the mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley enjoyed by motorists on a two-mile stretch of both the north and southbound sides of the freeway MRCA announced today that it had taken title to a significant #donation of 226 acres of prime #openspace in north #LosAngelesCounty near Castaic Lake in the scenic canyon that separates the south and north-bound lanes of #Interstate5 (I-5) as the freeway descends into the #SantaClarita Valley. The property is part of a habitat linkage that allows wildlife to move under I-5 between the #LosPadres and #AngelesNational Forests. The donation is one of the largest in the history of the MRCA. “Interstate 5 creates an over 30-mile-long wildlife movement barrier across the mountains between the Santa Clarita Valley and the beginning of the #Grapevine ,” said Paul Edelman, MRCA Chief of Natural Resources and Planning. “The donation land is vital for animals to safely cross that I-5 barrier because it leads into existing wildlife under-crossings. This will also set the stage for conservation of additional land to the north.” The donor, Neil Nadler, had owned the property for over twenty years and had developed plans for a business park and #motocross tracks on most of the land. However, biologists told him he needed to leave ample space for the #wildlifecorridor to the north. Officially, the property is part of the Sierra Madre-Castaic Connection identified in the 2005 South Coast Missing Linkages Project. Known as #MarpleCanyon , the property supports a mix of riparian vegetation types along a windy creek bed. The slopes support grassland and coastal sage scrub. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife designates the property as part of an area with High Conservation Value. "I am pleased and honored to be able to conserve this important portion of the Sierra Madre-Castaic wildlife linkage,” said Nadler. Full press release at mrca.ca.gov #preserved #LAMountains
What a year! We've added open space, made progress on the Liberty Canyon wildlife overpass, fought wildfires, introduced diverse audiences to nature, enhanced coastal access to Malibu beaches, patrolled the LA River during recreation and rainy seasons, designed and built new urban parks, housed beautiful weddings and filming all in addition to emptying thousands of trash cans, restocking millions of toilet paper rolls, and keeping parks safe for you! We look forward to what 2019 has in store for us! See you on the trail. #newyearseve #topnine #LAMountains #santamonicamountains #LARiver #losangelesriver #malibu #WoolseyFire #daytoday #happynewyear #thislandisyourland #beachaccess #hikinginLA #bringiton
Join us at a concert by The Wardens performing live at King Gillette Ranch to help support the post-fire recovery in your local parklands- by rangers for rangers! The Wardens - Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt - are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years. The Wardens' mountain music - blending folk, roots and western styles - is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska and Ian Tyson. To attend this event please make a suggested donation of $25 for general admission - to be offered on arrival at the door. Any donation made over and above $15 (which is the accepted value of a ticket) can be claimed against tax. www.thewardensmusic.com Doors open at 6pm. Show begins at 7pm. This is an indoor event in the auditorium at King Gillette Ranch, seating is limited. Of course, we welcome larger donations as all funds go directly to support post-fire recovery in your local parks including but not limited to: Paramount Western Town, Replacing Wildlife Tracking Cameras, and Park Rehabilitation and Replanting efforts. Please note: food and drink are not available onsite. This is for concert only. #WoolseyFire #LAMountains #santamonicamountains #wildlandfirefighters #brushfire #fundraiser #thankyou #risefromtheashes #hikinginLA #girlswhohikela #goodcause #lendahand #Rangers #Calabasas #westlakevillage #woodlandhills #malibu #agourahills #libertycanyonwildlifecrossing #fireprevention #firesuppression
Post fire park evaluation continues as MRCA Operation Staff members Carlos Calderon and Carlos Del Campo discovered and filled a significant sink hole in the middle of the trail. Thank you for your patience as we continue to evaluate miles of trails and repair visitor amenities. #WoolseyFire #LAMountains #evaluation #santamonicamountains #sinkhole #trailmaintenance #trailwork #Watchyourstep
CAUTION: Men at Work! The construction division has been busy building and assembling picnic benches before the Woolsey Fire even started! Now these benches will replace the numerous burned benches in addition to expanding visitor amenities in currently open parks. #menatwork #constructionzone #picnicbench #WoolseyFire #LAMountains #santamonicamountains #whistlewhileyouwork #powertools
Our own Chief Ranger Gomez escorted news cameras thru closed trails highlighting the numerous reasons we've been unable to reopen parks. Creating your own path around fallen trees in closed areas does more harm to damaged areas. Please be patient, we're working as fast as safely possible towards reopening the trails. Find out if a park is open or closed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-gNPCKhw_zwE5UKvysosiVumFVqwhl6_jVO7NdsJAtM/edit?usp=drivesdk #WoolseyFire #santamonicamountains #safetyfirst #nbcla #lasvirgenescanyon #lasvirgenescanyonopenspace #hikinginLA #lalife #recoverymode #patienceisavirtue
Have you noticed the Sycamore leaves turning color before completely falling off? Winter solstice is quickly approaching, join in for an early sunset hike this Saturday in Franklin Canyon Park! #wintersolstice #winteriscoming #fallleaves #changingcolors #LAMountains #santamonicamountains #lookup #WelcomeWinter #Repost @missliznoble • • • • • “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” -Anais Nin My nature prints make the perfect gift this holiday and are available on my website: www.ElizabethNoblePhotos.com
Take a look at the Millennium Trail in Calabasas as MRCA Fire Division Crews begin the rehab process! They started work by removing six large trees that were strewn access the trail and two "widow makers" hanging overhead. Crews also removed burnt brush and improved water drainage along the way. The crews worked efficiently and safely while completing a large amount of work! Plenty more tree work remains to be done and will continue to be addressed before the trail can officially reopen to the public. Thank you for your patience and support! #WoolseyFire #LAMountains #santamonicamountains #widowmaker #firesuppression #firesuppression #wildlandfirefighters #stihlchainsaw #trailrepair #fixerupper #rehab #whistlewhileyouwork #allinagooddayswork #goodjob
MRCA River Safety Team pre-deployed in the Sepulveda Basin during Thursday's rain storms. Prior to the storm, LAFD cleared the basin of potential homeless encampments as the outlying areas are prone to flooding but you never know if someone decides to stay behind or walk back in for their items. Alfredo Leon sent in these pics of himself, Richie Ledezma, and Robert Perez as all 3 geared up to test their rescue equipment in cold and wet conditions after they spent the morning advising looky-loos to stay away from the water's edge. It's a great day when no one needs rescuing! #LArain #riversafety #lariver #losangelesriver #lariverwater #santamonicamountains #stormwatch #rainyday #prepared
Today we recognize International Day of Disabled Persons 2018 and honor The Wilderness Institute, Inc. for their longtime dedication coordinating Wheel to the Sea- events specially designed to serve individuals in wheelchairs enjoy the trail from Danielson Ranch to Sycamore Cove beach! Non-wheelchair users with minor Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, blindness, deafness or debilitating illnesses also join in by pushing wheelchairs along the terrain. Fortunately, the November 3rd event took place less than one week before the devastating #WoolseyFire . The next event is scheduled for May 4th. To find out more information and to volunteer as a wheelchair pusher, visit www.wildernessinstitute.com #internationaldayofdisabledpersons #wheeltosea #coastalhike #accessforall #hikinginLA #santamonicamountains #LAMountains #happyday #lookatthosesmiles
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