The Mountains’ Queen of the Hill

Reprinted from Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s Blog

Kim Lamorie and Wolfie in the landscape she's loved, and worked to protect, for decades.

Thirty years ago, Kim Lamorie took her first hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. As the 54-year-old activist recalls it, it was love at first sight.

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“A Great and Good Man”

The Federation pays tribute to Peter Douglas, long-time Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, who just passed away. As Director of the Coastal Commission, Peter was an unequivocal hero – a legend in protecting our coastal resources from unscrupulous development.

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Farewell from Woody

Federation Delegates – a sad day indeed….

Farewell from our Superintendent Woody Smeck, National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area:

Dear Friends,

My last day as superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area will be Friday, March 30. Serving our treasured mountains and all of you has been among the greatest honors of my life. I leave with many warm memories and life-long friendships, and a thorough feeling of pride in the extraordinary stewardship provided by the park agencies. Santa Monica Mountains is a national treasure that will continue to exemplify the very best in conservation, education, and quality visitor programs.

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