Altadena Historical Society
Quarterly Meeting and Lecture
Historian and Author Elizabeth Pomeroy
Arroyo Foothills Conservancy Executive Director John Howell
The Past and Future of Millard Canyon
Millard Canyon is a gem in our foothills -- a densely wooded area with a perennial stream at the northern edge of Altadena. Home to the Hahamonga people, Altadena pioneers, and more recently a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Millard Canyon is an integral part of the Altadena story. A local landowner is willing to sell 13 acres in the canyon for conservation. AFC is raising awareness and funds to purchase the canyon. Doing so would complete the preservation of the entire canyon north of Canyon Crest Road, leaving only two major unprotected canyons in Altadena. Elizabeth and John will provide a brief history of the canyon and bring you up to date on its future.
A former board member of Altadena Foothills Conservancy, John Howell is the organization’s first Executive Director. He is an attorney and represented The Nature Conservancy in acquiring 14 open-space properties, and the Trust for Public Land in acquiring three. He was a founding member of Open Space Now, an advocacy group for natural open space in Pasadena, and is a member of the Arlington Garden Advisory Committee.
Elizabeth Pomeroy, Ph.D., has pursued a career in teaching and administration. She is a passionate Sierra Club hike leader, writer and editor and teaches English at Pasadena City College. Her recent books include John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern California, Lost and Found: Historic and Natural Landmarks of the San Gabriel Valley, and Pasadena: A Natural History.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001