Representatives of the newly formed Urbanwild Network will assemble at the Los Angeles County Criminal Justice Center located at 210 West Temple Street in Los Angeles at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 19. Hollywood actors Daryl Hannah and Ed Begley will join Urbanwild to voice their concerns about further destruction to L.A’s wildlife and woodlands.
L.A. County Dept. of Public Works (DPW) destroyed the last remaining transitional woodland habitat at the mouth of Big Santa Anita Canyon on Jan. 12 this year, which triggered a countywide outcry. Four tree sitters were arrested trying to prevent the destruction of the once 11-acre old-growth forest in Arcadia. Although their efforts were peaceful, they were forcefully removed and the Los Angeles District Attorney, Steve Cooley, is seeking unwarranted criminal charges on Friday, April 22, which is Earth Day.
Those scheduled to speak on behalf of the endangered woodlands include: John Quigley, one of the four tree sitters, Urbanwild representative Camron Stone and eleven-year-old Whitney Jones. Also scheduled to speak is actress Daryl Hannah and actor Ed Begley.
A list of the Five Most Endangered Urban Wildlands in the LA County Foothills will also be distributed at the event by the Urbanwild Network.
About Urbanwild Network
Our mission is to improve communication among environmental and civic groups regarding direct threats to local natural habitats, and opportunities to enhance the local environment, so that concerned groups and individuals may then implement actions.
We are a grassroots network of individuals and organizations from the greater Los Angeles area including:
Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group (ACTRWG)
Nature Friends Los Angeles
Pasadena Audubon Society
Pasadena Garden Club
San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
Sierra Madre Mountain Conservancy
The Sierra Club-Pasadena