Hahamongna Walkabout, Nursery & Drought Update

Jul 15, 2015

316629_10150384126061187_1594503320_nAt the base of the Arroyo Seco Basin, one may find 22 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, Devil’s Gate Dam, oak woodland, the Oak Grove area, active spreading basins, and diversity of plant habitat and a refuge for wildlife and birds.

It’s all at Hahamongna Park.

On Saturday, July 18th, 4-7 p.m., join the Hahamongna Walkabout – “a journey of discovery in our region’s most environmentally rich and rare spot. Participants can view the exhibits and take an escorted walking tour of Hahamongna, stopping at strategically placed learning stations to learn about recreation, habitat, wildlife, birds and water resources in this unique basin at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.”

Meeting location: Hahamongna Watershed Park East Parking Lot, Explorer Rd.






On Sunday, July 19th & 26th, 9 a.m-noon, join Hahamongna Nursery Volunteer Day – “Be a part of Arroyo Seco Restoration! ASF invites you to join us at our nursery in Hahamongna Watershed Park for a fun morning of plant propagation and nursery upkeep. Activities vary week-to-week and include seed collection, sowing, watering, facilities development, and site maintenance.”

Meeting location: Hahamongna Watershed Park, Foothill Blvd & Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena.


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July has been an exciting month at the Hahamongna Nursery. The seedlings we started earlier this year continue to grow, and many new plants have been started from cuttings. New volunteers have come to lend a hand, and we look forward to introducing more people to our program at Hahamongna Walkabout on July 18.

This month we also welcomed Nicholas Hummingbird to our team. Nick is a native plant activist and conservationist who has worked extensively on ecological restoration projects with Channel Islands National Park, Channel Islands restoration, Wishtoyo Foundation’s Chumash village in Malibu and several other organizations. Native plants have played a huge importance in his life since an early age, taking their struggle of existence as his own in an ever changing homeland. As an indigenous Californian, culture has played a huge role in protecting and restoring his I’m ancestral home, as well as empowering the existing generations of people who call this place home. (Official text,



The Stormwater Capture Master Plan is a comprehensive framework for stormwater capture, evaluating a variety of approaches under different economic and political scenarios.

With up to 10 billion gallons of water being sent to the ocean from a single storm, a result of our heavily developed watershed and concrete-lined rivers, enhancing stormwater capture is an important step in reducing our dependence on imported water supplies. (

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All photos sourced from Arroyo Seco Foundation Facebook page.




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