yucca in bloom
san gabriel river
students with gopher snake
Educating to Preserve a Local Heritage
For centuries the San Gabriel Mountains have provided an iconic backdrop to the Los Angeles Basin. Native aboriginal peoples harvested acorns and other natural fare in the canyons at their foot. In the modern era we return to the mountains for recreation and spiritual renewal.
Approximately 4 million visitors will visit our local mountains this year. The San Gabriel Mountains Heritage Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is working to preserve this historic natural treasure through educational programs for schools, families and other groups.
We know that lasting bonds with nature are formed in childhood. Our school programs plant seeds that not only deepen understanding of the natural and cultural history of this unique landscape, they plant seeds of wonder and appreciation.
Like all of us, children will grow to cherish and preserve what they love. Our role is to provide a place for this to happen. "Preservation through education."
Along with programming, our group supports the Angeles National Forest by staffing visitor centers and maintaining interpretive exhibits. If you value this matchless landscape why not consider lending a hand or supporting us with a financial contribution?
K - 12 school programs matched to Next Generation Science Standards
Sponsoring special events such as National Public Lands Day, and conservation education workshops