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Hahamongna settlement reached

July 7, 2020: After more than five years of legal challenges, Pasadena Audubon and the Arroyo Seco Foundation have won a legal battle to reduce the environmental damage to Pasadena’s Hahamongna Watershed Park. Details...

Conservation News

Hahamongna: Lawsuit Settlement Reached for More Environmentally-Friendly Flood Protection

Background

The City of Pasadena’s Hahamongna Watershed Park is a natural treasure well known to area...

Birds Need Native Plants

Pasadena Audubon teamed up with California Native Plants Society’s San Gabriel Mountains Chapter and Eaton Canyon Nature Center to screen Doug Tallamy’s Restoring Nature’s Relationships. The partnership was apropos as the film was all...

Washington Elementary Native Garden

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Peck Road Cleanups

PAS has adopted Peck Road Water Conservation Park, a treasured local birding spot, for regular cleanups. The NE end of the reservoir, where Least Bell’s Vireos and other birds of interest have been seen, receives periodic influxes of...

Protecting Our Birds, One Nest at a Time

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Nesting birds are an important part of Pasadena’s biodiversity. There are more than 35 native species that nest...

Cal Fire Plan

In the February 2018 issue of The Wrentit I described the controversy over Cal Fire’s massive Vegetation Treatment Plan, which would grind, burn, or poison large areas of habitat throughout the state in the name of fire suppression....

Polystyrene Ban Update

On Monday, May 9, 2016, the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to have the city attorney draft an ordinance that will ban most single-use polystyrene in the City of Pasadena. So what does this mean? Once the ordinance is drafted,...

Rubio Canyon Surveys

Volunteers from the Pasadena Audubon Society conducted a series of approximately weekly bird surveys on the Rubio Canyon property acquired by the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC) from April 7 to June 26, 2016. The purpose of...