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National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in News | Comments Off on National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Thanking Our Amazing Volunteers! One of the Habitat Authority’s greatest strengths is our team of volunteers. These are people locally and regionally who take action to help inspire stewardship and help keep the trails clean and safe. Whether it involves leading educational school hikes, picking up litter, leading monthly themed hikes for trail enthusiasts, tabling at events, social media postings or helping with our wildlife camera study, these individuals make a difference every day for the Preserve. The Habitat Authority has more than 50 active volunteers and in fiscal year 2018-19 alone, over 2,696 volunteer hours were recorded equivalent to $80,745.20 worth of...

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Wildlife Camera Study Underway

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Wildlife Camera Study Underway

Puente Hills Preserve Wildlife Camera Study If you are a frequent visitor to the Puente Hills Preserve you may have noticed the wildlife cameras that began to spring up along the hiking trails back in December 2019. These small, motion triggered cameras are part of a year-long study to investigate the relationship between wildlife and recreational use patterns across the Preserve. With these cameras, and the data they collect, we hope to better understand what species of wildlife inhabit the Preserve, where certain species are occurring, and what times of the day they are active. We are also interested in learning more about how recreational activities on the Preserve...

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Coronavirus Update: April 10

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update: April 10

April 10, 2020 Dear Preserve Visitors – As of March 23, 2020 the Habitat Authority closed until further notice the trails and trailheads it owns and manages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made to support precautionary recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, for the protection of everyone.  As it is unknown when it will be safe to resume normal activities, all Habitat Authority-sponsored public outreach events and educational programs have been cancelled or postponed through May to date. This situation is fluid, so please...

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Coronavirus Update: Trails are closed

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update: Trails are closed

March 23, 2020 Coronavirus Update In an abundance of caution trails are closed to support precaution recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, for the protection of everyone. Visit back here at www.HabitatAuthority.org for updates. Thank you and be well, safe, and healthy!

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Coronavirus Update

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update March 13, 2020 The safety of our visitors, volunteers, staff and rangers are of the utmost importance for the Habitat Authority. Following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Habitat Authority has carefully evaluated all upcoming events and gatherings and will postpone public programs until a time when the concern for community spread has subsided. This includes postponement of Earth Day events, hikes and educational programs. While enjoying the beautiful outdoors, please remember to take the following precautions for the safety of...

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Hellman Incident Update

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Hellman Incident Update

On February 28, 2020 at approximately 9:15 AM, officers from the Whittier police department responded to Hellman Park in regards to an unresponsive female in a vehicle. Officers arrived to find a 32 year old resident of the county area of Whittier deceased inside of her vehicle. The victim’s family reported her missing to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department last night. There are no signs of foul play and this death is being investigated as a suicide. If there is anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Whittier Police Department at 562-567-9200. The Habitat Authority is coordinating with Whittier City and the Sheriff’s...

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