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Sender's profile photoMaking America's Largest Urban National Park: The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Date: October 2, 2018 - Tuesday

Time: 7 p.m.      FREE  PROGRAM      FREE PARKING    Refreshments follow

Location: Lelah T. Pierson Theater, 941 Temescal Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area overlaps more area and zip codes -- including the 90272 zip code of Pacific Palisades -- than any other unit in the National Park system. Over half of its nearly 154 thousand acres is protected parkland and open space preserves. 

In a program especially created for us, Mike Malone, a long time ranger at the SMMNRA, will detail the history of the park's creation, and its natural and cultural history. He will also outline the recreational opportunities and the unique partnerships between park agencies and conservation organizations that move it forward today.

Malone is a retired National Park Service Ranger who worked his final years at Santa Monica 
Mountains National Recreation Area. Mike continues to remain active as a volunteer leading hikes, managing volunteer group projects, staffing both NPS and state park visitor centers and doing community outreach with film history presentations of the Santa Monica Mountains. He was featured on an episode of Huell Howser's California's Gold, discussing the film history of the Paramount Ranch.





 SATURDAY, October 20, 2018– LA Archives Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at USC Doheny Memorial Library.  Look for the PPHS table. 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018–Mark your calendars for the Holiday Celebration to be held at Aldersgate Retreat Center.  Details to be announced.