Many of you already know this story well, but for those who don’t…
In 1979 the California State Legislature declared that “the Santa Monica Mountains are a unique and valuable economic, environmental, agricultural, scientific, educational, and recreational resource that should be held in trust for present and future generations.”
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Act was authored by Assemblyman Howard L. Berman, and signed into law on September 27, 1979, by then first-term Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. It became effective on January 1, 1980.
Since that time the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, led by Executive Director, Joseph T. Edmiston, Hon. ASLA, FAICP, has helped to conserve over 69,000 acres of parkland in both wilderness and urban settings, and has improved more than 114 public recreational facilities throughout Southern California.
A Mission to Conserve — A Legacy for the Future is a one-hour documentary featuring many special people and places to be found here in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and beyond.
Click here to watch the program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7ci_fxrJJU
Please feel free to pass along this link. Toby Keeler