|Volunteers at the Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery, Hahamongna Watershed Park (ASF)|
|Native Americans: the original Insurgents|
The project is a water conservation and habitat enhancement venture aimed at expanding local water supplies from the Arroyo Seco stream and local groundwater, while at the same time improving environmental conditions for fish and the local habitat.
|ASF conservation and educational efforts|
It states that the nursery can operate until March 23, 2016 but will not receive any further city funds despite [the fact that the ASF was granted those funds from another source and handed the more than $3 million grant to Pasadena to distribute back to the project] plans outlined in the Hahamongna Master Plan, which calls for a nursery in the 300-acre waterpark.
WANT TO HELP?
- Volunteer Sunday mornings, 9:00 am (Native Plant Nursery next to the stables between JPL on the north and Tom Sawyer Camp on the south) inside Hahamongna Park, at Oak Grove Dr. & Foothill Bl., Pasadena)
- Attend emergency meeting at 6:00 pm, Feb. 25th, in the Pasadena City Yards, 233 W. Mountain St., Pasadena and other meetings
- Spread the word: we need a nursery for local varieties of rare California plants
|Chief, we're out of red tape!|
|Conservation: volunteers plant endangered local coastal sage scrub species (ASF).|
“All provisions of the contract shall remain in force until March 23 at which time it shall be terminated and ASF must vacate the property unless otherwise authorized and agreed to in writing by the city.”
|The LA River is fed by the Arroyo Seco|
“It ought to be the role of the city to work with groups like us,” Brick said. “If the nursery closes, it would be a great shame and a very bad reflection on the environmental leadership in Pasadena.”
|Most citizens of Los Angeles are unaware of what is in our local foothills.|
|There really are/were fish in LA waterways.|
|Tim "Arroyo Sage" Martinez (arroyoseco.org)|
|Hahamongna Watershed is now dammed below the polluting JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab).|
|Decolonize Your Diet (Calvo/Esquibel)|
|Endemic plants are irreplaceable if lost.|
|Volunteers plant native Pasadena oak tree species in Hahamongna Watershed Park (WQ).|
“The big question is who should maintain the use of the nursery? Should it be the Arroyo Seco Foundation? Should they be a permanent tenant at that location?”
|An Indigenous Peoples' History of the U.S.|
“The nursery co-op will provide a plant lab, native plant germination green house facilities, growing beds and exterior space for nursery purposes.”
Hahamongna got its name from the Native American Tongva people who lived in the Arroyo Seco hundreds of years ago.
According to Tongva [the Native American tribe that lived in Los Angeles before Anglo invasion resulted in displacement and a massive genocide] myth, a coyote challenged the river to a race. After running as fast as he could, the coyote managed to beat the rushing water, then collapsed from fatigue.
The river then roared by with laughter, taking the name “Hahamongna,” a word which in Tongva means flowing water, fruitful valley. Even now, at the falls above Devil’s Gate Dam, one can supposedly hear the river laughing.
The property was sold to the Metropolitan Water District in 1970 for $490,000 with a stipulation that its usage must support open space and recreation. Then, in 2005, MWD sold the land back to the city for $1.2 million after the agency admitted that it had no plans to use it
Preservationists, including members of the Spirit of the Sage Council, have fought to keep the area in its natural state.
|Devil's Gate, Arroyo , pre-1920 dam|
“It’s been in the master plan for 10 years to have a nursery there,” Brick said. “I am shocked they have not been more helpful to us. If there is a process, we need to work through it. If there is not, I wish they had told us two years ago.” More