I hope you'll consider a notice about the brand-new hiking trail and we have here in Eagle Rock (and into Pasadena). The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful recently negotiated the purchase of a 4.5 acre parcel of open space adjacent to the Eagle Rock. Volunteer trailbuilders recently completed the building of 1 one mile (but challenging) Eagle Rock Canyon Trail on the parcel, and the development of a botanical garden along the Trail and in Alatorre Park is in the works. This trail and garden is designed to be a sanctuary of natural flora and trees such as the plein air painters of yesterday painted, and will include Matilija poppies, California oak, sycamore, eucalyptus and others. Hiking trails throughout the botanical garden will give vistas to the sea for todayís plein air painters and visitors. Plans for the future include building a Cultural Center on the property which will become a meeting place for local civic organizations and youth and senior groups.
To support the purchase, the Collaborative is sponsoring its major annual fundraiser on Saturday, April 29, and it would be awesome if this could be mentioned in your podcast. here's the official notice of that event. Keep up the awesome work, Eagle Rock Talk-ers!
A Celebration of the Eagle Rock Canyon Trail
On Saturday, April 26, 2008, The Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful will present a day-long event to celebrate its FRIENDS OF THE ROCK project, the Eagle Rock Canyon Trail. The dayís festivities will be held at the historic WCTU Building, now home to GLAD, the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness. Featured will be a Plant Sale in the beautiful GLAD garden together with Shuttle service to and from the Rock for boy-scout guided walking tours of the new Eagle Rock Canyon Trail. Plein air painters will be painting on-site along the trail throughout the day, and will offer their work for sale during a lavish sunset cocktail party in GLADís penthouse. The evening will culminate with a showcase presentation on the history and trailblazing of four acres of parkland that are being transformed into a unique nature preserve. This massive project encompasses the last remaining open space by the Rock and when completed promises to provide extensive hiking trails surrounded by a native and drought-resistant botanical garden in a magnificent setting with vistas to the sea for plein air painters, hikers, and sightseers.
GLAD is located at 2222 Laverna Avenue just west of Eagle Rock Blvd. Individual advance tickets are $35.00, $40.00 at the door. Silver Sponsor tables of 6 are available for $200.00. To purchase tickets or receive further information call John Stillion at 323,254-6540, Ursula Brown at 323, 255-9400, or email firstname.lastname@example.org