About Us

Stewards of Public Land is a group of concerned residents who are dedicated to protecting and preserving parks and open spaces in Pasadena and in the Arroyo Seco Watershed, cultivating a safe, welcoming and natural environment.

Southern End

Southern End of the Archer’s Preserve in the Lower Arroyo


The Arroyo Seco is Pasadena’s Great Park and should be planned, managed and maintained in way that is environmentally sensitive and sustainable. We support the restoration of the Arroyo Seco stream and of native habitat as well as appropriate recreation, both low-impact and active, in safe parks and open spaces accessible to all.


  1. to ensure safe parks and open spaces that are accessible to all local community members and not fragmented or restricted to private user groups.
  2. to ensure that natural preservation areas are protected and enhanced
  3. to ensure a high level of maintenance of the Arroyo in keeping with its natural character
  4. To promote recreational activities consistent with the region of the Arroyo in which they occur.

Founding Board Members:

The Founding Board Members of Stewards of Public Land include Tom Seifert, Dianne Philibosian, Ann Scheid, Tim Brick and Claire Bogaard.

Stewards of Public Land
P. O. Box 50092
Pasadena, California 91115


  1. John Fauvre said:

    Nice photos.

    Should new trees be planted now to replace the 30% likely to be killed in the next 3 years by he polyphagous shot hole borer beetles?

    August 22, 2014
  2. Hello!

    I was walking in the Archery Range yesterday (Feb. 12, 2015) at 8 a.m. There wasn’t a single archer present, but lots of litter. I took photos of all the debris left around the range. (Can I share the photos?)
    I don’t understand why a group that doesn’t seem to value or protect the Arroyo would be granted exclusive access. During my walk I encountered bird watchers, dog walkers and parents with toddlers who were all enjoying the trees and greenery on the western side of the Arroyo, and leaving nothing behind…
    Thank you,

    February 13, 2015

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