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

Spring Celebration

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It’s a double celebration! It’s 40 years since the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established following a concerted local campaign to save the mountains from development and legislation introduced by Congressman Anthony C. Beilenson to establish the park. And it’s 30 years since the Fund was set up as the Santa Monica Mountains Parklands Association formed by concerned citizens to represent the interests of the public in the development of parklands and recreation opportunities within the mountains.

Today, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the largest urban national park in the United States hidden in plain site from Los Angeles and a vital area of open space for the 17 million people that live within a one hour drive of the mountains.

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None of this could have been achieved without our local community connecting, working together and wanting to look after the mountains. We are so grateful to all of you!

The Fund is privileged to be able to honor Jim Hines, first president of the Santa Monica Mountains Fund when it was established in 1988.  Born in Ojai,  Jim is currently Chairman of the Los Padres Chapter (Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties) of the Sierra Club.  A landscape designer and nursery owner, Jim has been advocating and campaigning for public lands and the environment for many years.

Upcoming indie rock duo Hyps (Molly Falck and Keena Batti) will entertain the gathering. As local performers, they regularly play live around the L.A. area, including regular gigs at the Old Place in Agoura Hills and have appeared as part of the Tiny Porch Concert series at Peter Strauss Ranch. Their delightful first single Beneath the Shadow of the King is both upbeat and moody. With echoes of the 60s folk scene in Greenwich Village and hints of the medieval, their sound is polished and original.

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