09.13.2011 Upcoming Sept. Events

Good Food Festival

Santa Monica is hosting the first SoCal Good Food Festival. The festival will focus on creating a local sustainable food system.

When: Wednesday, September 14th to September 18th
Time: All Day, see goodfoodfestivals.com
Where: Santa Monica, see goodfoodfestivals.com

Good Food
Courtesy Eating LA

Park(ing) Day LA

This coming Friday, is the 5th anniversary of Park(ing) Day LA. It is a day when citizens take back their green space, by taking space and turning it into a miniature park. Check out http://www.parkingdayla.com/

Here is a short video on Park(ing):

When: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: All Day
Where: Various Location (visit commitywalk)

Arroyo Seco Confluence Cleanup

The Arroyo Seco Foundation, is organizing a cleanup of the Arroyo Seco Confluence at the LA River.

Please join us as we contribute to the Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD). We will be at the Arroyo Seco Confluence doing our part to clean up trash that would otherwise make its way down the Los Angeles River to the Pacific Ocean.

The Confluence has been labeled “code red” by Heal the Bay. The Code Red cleanups are 5 specific cleanups in need of your special attention. These highly urbanized sites drain off from huge swaths of Los Angeles County and are swamped with tons of harmful and unsightly trash and debris.

Want to make a huge impact on CCD?

Come out to the Arroyo Seco/Los Angeles River Confluence on September 17th. (Park in the Home Depot Parking lot at Figueroa and San Fernando Road and walk 100 years south along San Fernando Road.)

Source: facebook.com

When: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 9am to Noon
Where: See above.

FoLAR - Coastal Cleanup

This coming Saturday, Friends of the LA River along with Heal The Bay, are organizing a cleanup at Taylor Yard.

Register at http://sites.healthebay.org/volunteer/ccd/2011/participate.asp and a waiver must also be submitted, which can be found at http://sites.healthebay.org/volunteer/ccd/2011/waivers.asp

When: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 9am to Noon
Where: Taylor Yard

FoLAR Flier
Courtesy FoLAR.org

Tour de Arroyo II

Come join the bike ride this Sunday in support of the Arroyo Seco Bikeway.. It will begin in Memorial Pasadena, down to the Downtown Historic Park.

You can find more information at http://bike.arroyoseco.org/

Where: Memorial Park, Pasadena
Time: 8:30 am
When: Sunday, September 18, 2011

LA Congress of Neighborhoods

LA Congress of Neighborhoods will be giving workshops on ethics, animal issues, sustainable living and community gardens.

See http://www.nccongressla.com/ for more information.

When: Saturday, September 24th
Time: 8:00 to 16:00
Where: LA City Hall
200 N. Spring St, Los Angeles

LA Congress of Neighborhoods
Courtesy nccongressla.com

Moving Planet

350.org is hosting Moving Planet, a day of action. A local event will be near Memorial Park, with the goal to demand Pasadena to become free of coal by 2023.

Check out the event at http://www.moving-planet.org/events/us/memorial-park/926.

Where: Raymond near Memorial Park, Pasadena
Time: 10:00 am
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011

Also check a 24 hour steam of videos at http://www.ustream.tv/climaterealityproject.


Local Hike

Club member, Tim Martinez is organizing a hike from the Rose Bowl to Devil’s Gate Dam.

Discover a little-known trail through the Arroyo to Devil’s Gate Dam and Hahamongna. The trail begins at the west side of Brookside Golf Course at Washington Blvd and West Drive above the Rose Bowl. Participants will hike along a shaded trail along the Arroyo Seco stream where the Arroyo Chub have been restored, beneath the 210 Freeway Bridge to the base of Devil’s Gate Dam.

You’ll be able to see the face of the devil, first named by Benjamin Eaton in 1858. After that you’ll be able to view Hahamongna from Devil’s Gate Dam before returning to the point of origin

Source: arroyoseco.org

Where: Intersection of Washington Blvd. and West Drive, Pasadena
Time: 9:00 am
When: Sunday, September 25, 2011