Thursday, April 11, 2013

U.S. seeks national recreation area status for San Gabriels

U.S. seeks national recreation area status for San Gabriels: The plan would improve access and boost security in joint management by the Forest Service and Park Service of the area, which provides 70% of L.A. County's open space.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday recommended designation of the San Gabriel River watershed and most of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national recreation area, making the popular playground eligible for additional law enforcement, interpretive signs, hiking trails, trash collection and other services.