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101st birthday of the National Parks Service

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1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012

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Dear Friend of the National Parks,

Join us in celebrating the 101st birthday of the National Parks Service.

Join National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), for a free and family-friendly celebration at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. All ages are welcomed. The evening includes a guided walk, discussion on local wildlife and a bonfire – with s’mores, of course! We will explore an area that NPCA is working to have included in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join your community to better understand the incredible landscapes, wildlife and cultural and historic sites that are right outside your door while interacting with Park Rangers. You will hear from Citizen Science Coordinator and Wildlife Biologist Miguel Ordenana of the Natural History Museum about the important role wildlife plays in ecosystem health. This special evening is not only a great way to celebrate the National Park Service, but also learn about the importance of protecting wildlife as well as NPCA’s local efforts.

Bringing the National Park Service closer to urban Los Angeles would better protect critical natural and cultural resources is a key focus of NPCA’s work in Southern California. NPCA is proud to partner with Community Nature Connection, (CNC), CA State Parks, the National Park Service, the Natural History Museum and others for this special celebration.

When: Friday, August 25, 2016, 6:45-9pm

  • 6:45 PM Sign in
  • 7:00 PM – Guided walk with a Naturalist
  • 7:45 PM - Video clips on local wildlife followed by a panel Q& A
  • 8:30 PM – Bonfire (s’mores provided)

WHERE: LA State Historic Park

1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012, Check in by main entrance.

Bringing the Park Service closer to urban Los Angeles would better protect critical natural and cultural resources - a key focus of NPCA’s work in Southern California. NPCA is proud to partner with Community Nature Connection, (CNC), CA State Parks, the National Park Service, the Natural History Museum and others for this special celebration.

Free Family Friendly event. Pets must be on a leash.

By TRANSIT: Public Transit and biking is encouraged
Gold line: Chinatown Station, exit then walk to the LA State Historic Park.

By AUTO:
Parking limited street parking.


Bring a blanket to relax and enjoy the wildlife discussion and bonfire. Help us reduce trash by bringing your own reusable water bottle and plate.

About our partntners:
CA State Parks manages the Los Angeles State Historic Park. The agency aims to connect local communities to the History of Los Angeles and maintain a focus of high community engagement to create “Parks by People”.

The National Park Service has studied how mountain lions survive in an increasingly fragmented and urbanized landscape since 2002. A National Park Ranger will share details of the research, which uses GPS collars to monitor mountain lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains.

Natural History Museum - Citizen Science Program. In order to understand our city better, the Museum has begun a long-term biodiversity study of urban habitats and surrounding natural areas. Our goal is to not only increase our knowledge of local wildlife, but also to involve local community in this study.

Community Nature Connection (CNC) is on a mission increase access to the outdoors for diverse communities with innovative programs and in partnership with local communities. A CNC naturalist leading an interpretive walk.

We hope you will join us!


If you have questions please contact Laura Torres via email at ltorres@npca.org


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