Los Angeles Event Helps Anza Trail Reach its Centennial Goals
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti certified 30 miles of the Los Angeles River Greenway as an official component of the Anza Trail while simultaneously swearing in 500 new Anza Trail Junior Rangers at a major event last fall.
The October gathering in Los Angeles' Sepulveda Basin helped the Anza Trail take a giant leap forward in reaching its goals for the National Park Service Centennial. Mayor Garcetti was joined by Anza Trail staff and volunteers, the LA City Council, LA County Supervisor Sheila Keuhl, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in organizing the event.
The overall objective of Centennial celebrations is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, stewards, and advocates. In addition, staff of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail set some ambitious targets for the year, including 1,200 new Junior Rangers and 500 new miles of certified trail.
Junior Rangers at the LA River Trail Certification, Oct. 15, 2015
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Helps Certify 30 Miles of Anza Trail, Oct. 15, 2015