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TOMORROW: REVITALIZING AND EMPOWERING COMPTON THROUGH PEOPLE, PARKS AND PROGRAMS

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Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Summer Pools in the Second District

Join Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and The Empowerment Congress

REVITALIZING AND EMPOWERING COMPTON THROUGH PEOPLE, PARKS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, June 20, 2009
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Roy Campanella Park
14812 Stanford Avenue, Compton 90220

Experts from various County departments, non-profit agencies and community based organizations will be available to provide essential information and resources. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

For more information see:

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ALSO SEE THE SECOND DISTRICT CALENDAR WHICH HAS MANY MORE WEEKEND EVENTS

Dorsey High School Students On A Conservation Mission To Bring Back Bird Last Seen A Decade Ago

Armed with rakes and trowels, Dorsey High School students on Saturday traveled to a new state park in Culver City on a daunting conservation mission: to bring back the cactus wren, a bird not seen there in a decade.

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park is a panorama of undeveloped hills and wilderness where gray foxes still prowl and red-tailed hawks soar within sight of downtown Los Angeles. Many other natural residents, however, have been vanquished by urban encroachment.

The two dozen students aimed to lay the foundation for a cactus wren stronghold by restoring the coastal sage scrub preferred by the bird, which builds its nests deep within the protective spines of cactus patches.

After weeding a square acre of steep hillside at the Culver City park, they planted cholla and prickly pear cactus, elderberry and black walnut trees.

“Cactus grows slowly, so my goal is long-term,” said Fonda Williams, 17, who plans to enroll at UCLA next year.

“I’m hoping that years from now, I’ll visit Baldwin Hills and discover that a pair of cactus wrens are calling the cactus I planted home.”

Read the entire L.A. Times article

Grand Re-Opening Of Summer Pools At Roy Campanella Park In Compton

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Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Summer Pools in the Second District

Join Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and The Empowerment Congress

REVITALIZING AND EMPOWERING COMPTON THROUGH PEOPLE, PARKS AND PROGRAMS

Saturday, June 20, 2009
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Roy Camanella Park
14812 Stanford Avenue, Compton 90220

Experts from various County departments, non-profit agencies and community based organizations will be available to provide essential information and resources. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

For more information see:

Flyer
Flyer (Espanol)
Registration form

New Basketball Court and Picnic Shelter Open At Helen Keller Park

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A state of the art basketball court with glass backboards and breakaway rims recently opened at Helen Keller Park. The park also boasts a new picnic shelter area. Check them out if you are in the Athens area!

100 Years Since Allensworth – Is California Living Up To The Legacy?

Register now for the California State Parks Foundation Conference “100 Years Since Allensworth – Is California Living Up to the Legacy?” at the University of Southern California, on Monday May 4, 2009. The conference will focus on revealing the important, hidden stories of the state’s African-American heritage, exploring work, parks, play and civic engagement.

The day includes panels, lunch and keynote speaker, the Hon. Willie L. Brown, Jr., along with a post-conference reception in the brand new Visitors Center at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City. The deadline for registration is April 28.

Space is limited, so register now.