Come out and join us to celebrate National Public Lands Day by lending a hand to take care of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest at Charlton Flats Picnic Area. This year we will be helping to restore trails and perform light maintenance while enjoying a beautiful day amongst pines and cedars in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Description of the Day
After registration the group will receive a welcome and overview of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and how to safely do the work for the day. We will break up into teams to help clear trails, remove vegetation, and clear trail drainages. The group will reconvene for a free lunch to celebrate the accomplishments of the day together. Participants are free to enjoy the rest of the Mountains after the event.
This event in sponsored by REI in partnership with many volunteer organizations, National Forest Foundation and the USDA Forest Service.
8:30 am – registration
9:00 am – safety and park history
9:15 am – begin trail work
12:00 pm – lunch
1:00 pm – end of program
Personal Equipment to Wear while Working
Long sleeve shirt, long pants, gloves, and close toed shoes are required. Sun protection hat, hard-hat (can be provided if needed), Ten Essentials (include a personal First Aid kit), water (2 Quarts), snacks, etc. Be prepared to hike about a mile.
Google Map Link to Charlton Flat Picnic Area
Longitude: 118° 0'21.26"W
Driving Directions: From the 210 Freeway in La Canada, go north on Angeles Crest CA Hwy 2 to Charlton Flats Picnic Area (23 miles), look for the kiosk, bathroom and entrance on the left hand side of the road. Allow 40 minutes driving time from the 210 Freeway. Please carpool if possible. Cell phones will not work in the area so please print out directions ahead of time.
If you have any questions please contact Edward Belden at firstname.lastname@example.org