San Gabriel Valley Task Force
Chair: Joan Licari
Meetings: As needed, Contact Chair (above).
We invite you to join us!
The San Gabriel Valley Task Force of the Angeles Chapter of Sierra Club addresses regional conservation issues in the entire San Gabriel Valley stretching from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, south to the Montebello and Puente-Chino Hills. Our Task Force monitors activities that pose threats to open space and habitat within the region. We are interested in water supplies and quality, waste and landfills, air quality and transportation.
A major long-term focus of our activities has been on the San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo watersheds and planning, support and development the Emerald Necklace—a 17-mile-long loop of greenbelt, parks and trails that connect the San Gabriel River, the Whittier Narrows and the Rio Hondo. Goals are to restore the river's natural functioning; to set examples for conservation of water resources; and promote the cultural heritage and historic significance of the San Gabriel River, Rio Hondo, and their tributaries.
Members include representatives from the Pasadena, Rio Hondo and Long Beach Groups and any other interested Sierra Club members. The Task Force works in partnership with government agencies, elected leaders, conservancies, cities as well as community groups and nonprofit conservation groups to support the environmentally best solutions to projects proposed within the Valley.
Projects with which we are currently involved: