Call To Action
ENDANGERED ARROYO, CHAPTER 2
This notice is a call for action. We came to you before because four native trees were being threatened in the Lower Arroyo. You responded magnificently then and, because of that, we are soliciting your support once again. But this is far more serious than four trees though the principle is very much the same.
The City of Pasadena has been in negotiations for some years to turn 18 of the most prized natural oak woodland acres on the west side of the Lower Arroyo over to a special interest group for their exclusive use. Negotiations have been primarily between the City and the Pasadena Roving Archers (PRA) but also includes non PRA archers as well. Their exclusive use eliminates all of the rest of us–walkers, joggers, dog walkers, equestrians, birders, etc.
If usurping 18 acres of prime public land were not bad enough, there is the issue of SAFETY!!
Archery in the Lower Arroyo is not safe and will continue to be unsafe whether or not the general public is denied access.
To further this cause, a new organization, Stewards of Public Land, has come forward to protect and preserve parks and open space in Pasadena and in the Arroyo Seco Watershed, cultivating a safe, welcoming and natural environment. We will work to ensure safe parks and open spaces that are accessible to all local community members and not fragmented or restricted exclusively to private user groups.
On September 15, the Pasadena City Council will consider an agreement to permanently prohibit walking, jogging, dog-walking, birding and other forms of enjoyment of nature on the West side of the Lower Arroyo. We cannot let that happen and it must be stopped. Let’s harness the same energy as we did with saving the trees and ensure that this area is not devoted to an exclusive private use and affords all our citizens a safe environment.
Please show your support by signing our petition. Then tell your friends and neighbors to sign the petition as well and encourage everyone to write to the members of the Pasadena City Council to preserve the Lower Arroyo for its rightful use as an unrestricted public resource.
Stewards of Public Land
Say No to Eighteen Exclusive Acres for Archers in the Lower Arroyo
This petition is now closed.
End date: Nov 14, 2014
Signatures collected: 446