SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS FUND, 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 contact@samofund.org 805-370-2341

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a great way to help your favorite non-profit!  So here’s some information about some of the work we have done in the last year with your support.

–          Helped bring nearly 20,000 4th graders from Title 1 schools in the greater Los Angeles area to the mountains for a day with a ranger.  They learned about bugs, how to put up a tent and went for a hike among other things.

–         Worked with UCLA and NPS to facilitate the construction of the La Kretz center at Rocky Oaks.  As a new wet lab and dorm in the mountains, it provides state-of-the-art facilities for UCLA and NPS biologists to carry out scientific research directly in the mountains.

 

–          Employed 22 diverse high school juniors and seniors from under-served areas in Los Angeles and Ventura to work on the SAMO Youth program.  The youth, all high-achieving, college-bound students, restored habitat, painted facilities, brushed trails and helped out at park events.  They learned valuable skills to help them continue with their studies and found out about possible careers in theNational Park Service.

 

–          Highlighted the African-American history in the mountains with an event celebrating the re-naming of Ballard Mountain

–          Set up the campaign Break The Poison Chain to provide information on the dangers of anti-coagulant rodenticide

–          Our Chair of Wildlife Fundraising, Julie Newsome, organized the Concert for Cats to raise money for the park’s animals.

 

Now, after the Woolsey Fire, your donations are even more important as we support the National Park Service to re-build sites in the mountains, replace equipment and support wildlife monitoring.

 

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