Diverse Allies Invite Secretaries Solis, Salazar to Community Celebration of San Gabriel NRA Study

Posted: January 4th, 2013
UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Secretary Solis wrote the California statutory definition of Environmental Justice and proposed the San Gabriel Mountains NRA.

The National Park Service (NPS) is expected to release its final study of and recommendation for the proposed national recreation area for the San Gabriel Mountains in early 2013. The City Project with diverse allies have invited Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and NPS Director Jon Jarvis to take part in a community celebration to release the final NPS study. A ceremony with these public officials along the San Gabriel River will be an opportunity to celebrate the proposed NRA.

NPS prepared the Draft San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study to determine whether to designate land in the San Gabriels as a national recreation area. Drawing on the work of The City Project and its diverse allies, the study highlights the need to improve access to green space and ease park and health disparities in the Los Angeles region.

Click here to read letters The City Project sent to Hilda Solis, Ken Salazar and Jon Jarvis.

Click to access the summary of the NPS Draft San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study. The City Project and its diverse allies submitted public comments in support of Alternative D to diversify access to and support for the NRA, ensure equal access to public resources under equal justice laws and principles, and adequate funding for the proposed national recreation area.

Learn more about diversifying access to and support for the San Gabriel Mountains and recreation area.

President Barack Obama Dedicates César Chávez National Monument. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, The City Project's Robert Garcia.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, and The City Project Founding Director and Counsel Robert García