Thursday, July 11, 2013

Another Step in Completing L.A. Loop Trail

City Kicks in $$ for Major Link in L.A. Parks Loop


On Last Tuesday night (July 9th), Santa Clarita's city council OK'd $2.6 million out of a total price of $4.6 million for most of the former Las Lomas development site. The 302 acres is part of a 550 acre 5000 home proposal that was considered but then rejected by L.A.'s City Council 5 years ago. The land is the connector between the Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains. Along with the Simi Hills, Verdugo Mountains and Santa Monica Mountains, both large chunks and narrow corridors in these ranges have been assembled together into the Rim of the Valley Corridor park system over the last 40 years by parks agencies.

To complete this deal, another $2 million is being sought from the State and L.A. County parks funds.



Details from the Council agenda:
http://apps.santa-clarita.com/agendas/CouncilItemPrint.aspx?ID=6826

For past stories from our site:
http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/search?q=Las+Lomas

Maps of the Rim of the Valley parks:
http://www.modernhiker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/RimValleyMap.jpg

http://www.nps.gov/pwro/rimofthevalley/studyarea.htm

applications to the CalTrans Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant program for:
City of Santa Clarita’s 300 acre Gateway Ranch purchase project; [Resolution A] [Map A]
[Staff Report] SMMC 12/3/2012
(Parcel to be purchased is in blue--click on map to enlarge)

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