Assemblymember Chris Holden presented his legislative update to the Altadena Town Council which included local budget victory for the La Vina Trail Completion for 1.5 million.
The effort to reconnect the western side of the Altadena Crest Trail has gone on for nearly two decades. On June 30th, the Legislature and Governor Newsom approved $1.5 million for the La Vina Trail Completion in Altadena. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) in their pursuit of creating two new trails that will provide public access for all to the Altadena Crest Trail, Chaney Trail, and the Angeles National Forest’s extensive network of trails.
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Los Angeles County, and Outward Bound Adventures are partners on this project. The trails are rooted in community, including community leaders from the Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group, who advocated that the trails be built. Outward Bound Adventures will lead the effort to actualize the trails.
“This budget victory for Altadena helps create open spaces in Assembly District 41 for families, youth, and community members,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.
“The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority have been working for more than 30 years to collaborate with partners to preserve open spaces and secure public access to those spaces. This investment will sustain the connector trails project, assist with a local workforce development program, and realize the Altadena community’s advocacy to create publicly accessible trails,” said Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.