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60-Acre Habitat Restoration Project to Enhance Powder Canyon- Update

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in News | Comments Off on 60-Acre Habitat Restoration Project to Enhance Powder Canyon- Update

UPDATE June 12, 2017 A lot of work is occurring in Powder Canyon! To initiate our restoration project, goats did a great job clearing the site of nonnative vegetation in the fall of 2016.  When visiting Powder Canyon , you may notice the above-ground yellow/white irrigation pipes that have been installed throughout the 60-acre site.    The irrigation is currently being used to stimulate weed growth that will be eliminated/killed using herbicide in a series of “grow-kill” events throughout the next year.  A second year of grow-kill will likely be necessary in the coastal sage scrub habitat restoration sites due to the high amount of weeds in those areas. ...

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Hellman Park Trailhead Trail Improvements

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Hellman Park Trailhead Trail Improvements

Hellman Park Trailhead has reopened as of May 4, 2017.

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Fire Season Safety

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Fire Season Safety

Fire Season Safety Fire season is fast approaching, and with summer comes the heat. Native plants go dormant and the Puente Hills turn golden for the hot months until the rains come and they turn to the lush green and flowers you see in the spring. The Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority (Habitat Authority) is a local government agency which manages the Puente Hills Preserve, 3,870 acres of hillsides in Whittier, Hacienda Heights and La Habra Heights. The Habitat Authority has annually provided clearance between adjacent homes and the Preserve. In 2016, we received a two-year grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in the amount of...

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New Trail Hours for Hellman Park Trailhead

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in News | Comments Off on New Trail Hours for Hellman Park Trailhead

The Hellman Park Trailhead reopened May 4, 2017. NEW TRAIL HOURS will be in effect for Hellman Park Trailhead. New trail hours will be OPEN 9am-6pm June 1 through September 30, and 9am-5pm October 1 through May 31. Also, no bikes will be allowed on either of these trails. These changes are being made to protect the natural resources and enhance the visitor experience. The trails have recently been improved to control water run-off and erosion, and restore habitat. The rest of the Preserve trails remain unchanged, and are open sunrise to...

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Hellman Park Trailhead Perimeter Fence and Gate Ribbon Cutting

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Hellman Park Trailhead Perimeter Fence and Gate Ribbon Cutting

On December 7, 2016 three agencies and the community came together for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Hellman Park Trailhead Perimeter Fence and Gate. This was a joint project of the Habitat Authority, the City of Whittier, and the Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District. At the August 22, 2013 Habitat Authority Board meeting approval was given to apply for and enter into agreements with the County of Los Angeles for funding in the amount of $600,000. The source of the funds is the Competitive Excess Funds from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for Fourth Supervisorial District (Los Angeles County Proposition A). Two grant...

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Volunteer Awards

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Volunteer Awards

              (Photos with Andrea Gullo (left), Executive Director, and Terri Hernandez (right), Interpretive Programs Coordinator) ...

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