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Date Event
6/29/07 588-Acre King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas Becomes Public Park
6/27/07 MRCA Park Rangers Install No Smoking Signs for the First Time at Scenic Overlooks Along Historic Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills
6/7/07 Santa Clarita Preservation District will protect some of the most ecologically significant open space in rapidly expanding Santa Clarita Valley.
4/19/07 Nancy and Dick Riordan Trail Honors the Riordan's Commitment To Recreational Opportunity and Open Space in Los Angeles
1/31/07 New Park in Compton Dedicated by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
6/16/06 Health Initiative by Hollenbeck Middle School Students results In the Boyle Heights Green Corridor Project
5/24/06 First Clean Water Natural Park on the Los Angeles River Dedicated
10/14/05 Planning efforts are underway for Gillette Ranch, one of the most significant parkland areas in the Santa Monica Mountains
10/13/05 Parklands in the Simi Hills Reopen with Restricted Access
9/30/05 Recent Southern California Fires Have Necessitated the Temporary Closure of Some Parks
7/21/05 Crystal Street Park transforms DWP transmission lot into neighborhood recreational space, creates new partnership model for turning underutilized public lands into parks.
7/2/05 Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Opens New Victory Boulevard Entrance to Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
5/5/05 In honor of National Trails Day MRCA & REI are sponsoring "Tame the Trail" In Towsley Canyon Park
4/16/05 Landmark Southern California Conservation Acquisition Announced: 588-Acre Soka University of America, Calabasas Campus Purchased by Public Parkland Agencies
1/11/05 Conservancy Announced Temporary Closure of Some Parks in the Southern California Area.
1/10/05 Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy To Receive National Planning Award
1/4/05 Heavy Rainstorms and Mudslides Have Necessitated the Closure of Some Parks in Santa Clarita Valley
10/17/04 Conservancy Receives Distinguished Leadership Award from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association
10/16/04 Arroyo Seco-South Pasadena Woodland and Wildlife Park dedicated after more than six years of citizen effort transforms illegal dump site into thriving river parkland and riding trail
6/12/04 Private citizens, a non-profit land trust, State and local government worked together to save Briar Summit Open Space Preserve, a 52-acre wildlife corridor
6/7/04 Conservancy Launches First Comprehensive On-Line Guide To Southern California Parkland: New Site Beckons Visitors to Some of the Most Beautiful and Easily Accessible Parkland in the State
4/10/04 Former Ahmanson Ranch Dedicated to the Public: New 2,983-acre Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve is the most significant parkland purchase in Southern California history
2/27/04 Local Leaders Unveil Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority Plan to Improve and Beautify Ballona Creek
11/7/03 Conservancy Closes Escrow on Ahmanson Ranch Purchase: 2,983 acre Parkland Preserve a Reality
10/18/03 Heidelberg Park protects one of the best California black walnut woodlands in Southern California
8/7/03 Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky dedicates new trailhead facility on Pacific Coast Highway
6/27/03 Conservancy Announces New Clean and Safe Mulholland Initiative
5/16/03 Conservancy Opens Bicycle Staging Area at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Near Downtown Los Angeles
5/9/03 Conservancy Unveils Joint Use Natural Park Plan for Belmont Learning Center
4/26/03 Conservancy Names Mulholland Drive Overlook for Local Conservationist
3/29/03 Governor Gray Davis Announces Acquisition of Major Southern California Urban Parkland: 244-Acre Preserve in Verdugo Mountains Protects Extraordinary Natural Resources
3/22/03 Conservancy Dedicates First Los Angeles River Park In San Fernando Valley
3/14/03 Conservancy Announces Acquisition of Phase One of $7 Million Park Project Near Downtown Los Angeles
2/13/03 Federal Government Appropriates $3,160,000 for Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to enhance natural areas at Hansen Dam
1/25/03 Marge Feinberg Rim of the Valley Trail Dedicated
11/26/02 Conservancy Purchases Archaeologically Significant Oak Forest Canyon Natural Area In Sherman Oaks
10/25/02 Mulholland View Trail: Ground Broken on Major New Mulholland Drive Parkland

September 30 - Summer Programs, King Gillette Ranch
September 30 - Summer Programs, Rocky Peak Park
September 30 - Summer Programs, Ballona Creek Trail and Bike Path
September 30 - Summer Programs, Pico Canyon
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