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The San Fernando Valley Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00p.m. in the Reseda Park meeting room. Join us for conversation, refreshments, and speakers

Reseda Park is located at 18411 Victory Blvd., just east of Reseda Blvd. The meeting room is between the swimming pool, tennis courts, and the children's play area. Need more information, call our Information phone Joe Phillips at 818-348-8884, email recreationbyjoe@yahoo.com.


From 101 Freeway: Exit Reseda Blvd go North to Victory, then make right turn onto Victory Blvd. There is limited parking in front of the tennis courts, on Victory Blvd., and in the lot at Etiwanda Ave at the Senior Center. After the pool construction is completed, a new lot will be built.


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To explore,enjoy and protect the wild places.
*To practice and promote responsible use of the Earth's ecosystem and resources.
*To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
*And to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

Monthly Meetings-the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

Reseda Park Rec. Hall, 18411 Victory Blvd. (Cross Street-Reseda Blvd near child's play area.) There are parking lots & street parking. If the Rec Hall parking lot is full, there is ample parking at the One Generation lot, directly east at 18255 Victory Boulevard.

For more information look at the sidebar on this page and, also, call/email Joe Phillips (818) 348-8884, recreationbyjoe@yahoo.com



Sierra Club San Fernando Valley

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October Program

NO to Hidden Creek Estates!

Mormon Canyon creek.  These creek areas help to supply local water for the Los Angeles area.  We should not have it polluted with a 188 home housing project!!

photo by Terrie Brady, Sierra Club SFV Conservation Chair


Tues., October 20, 2015, 7:00pm

Sierra Club San Fernando Valley program is:

Proposed Hidden Creek Estates

Disastrous Development

For Trees, Water Supply, Animals

& the SF Valley


Find out what can be done!


Monthly meeting:   Paul Edelman, Deputy Director of Natural Resources and Planning of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will speak on what can be done to save this wonderful placeHe will show beautiful pictures of the special terrain.

        It is planned as a gated-project that is now zoned for 33 homes by L.A. County.  A Texas housing developer wants to build this project above Porter Ranch in the Santa Susana Mountains.  He is asking favors of L.A. City, such as to be annexed to L.A. City and get a zoning change to 188 homes.  

       They plan to extend  four-lane Mason Avenue three-quarters of a mile through a mountainside.  It will connect to Porter Ranch via a road to the north end of Mason Ave., bringing all that traffic right through Porter Ranch along Mason, Sesnon, Tampa, Reseda. Not to mention years of construction dust and bigger crowds and less parking at the PR Town Center, and more problems.

        One of the main problems will be over crowded schools.

       They are planning to build on the site of an ancient landslide area, which is situated between two creeks, Browns Canyon Creek and Mormon Canyon Creek.  This project would probably degrade our local water supply as L.A. City gets a majority of our local water from aquifers in the San Fernando Valley.  The local water comes from creeks that flow into our aquifers.  If the people in the housing project use pesticides and other toxics, the run-off might affect the water flowing down the creeks. 

      Another favor asked from L.A. City is that they want to do grading for the project on park land that belongs to the public, especially inside Mormon Creek.  Per the L.A. Times, they want to sell houses in this gated-community for between $850,000 to $1.5 million dollars but this luxury housing is not needed. Being gated, this land could not be accessed by most people or wild animals for any reason.  They will be removing around 400 trees and, therefore, ruining habitat for the animals who live there. There will be Q & As, socializing and refreshments


Other Canyon Views of how beautiful the Hidden Creek area is in spring.

The developer's plan is to cut down 400 trees. 

How can we let them do this?

Hidden Creek area has many personalities.  In the spring it can be green and vibrant but it can also be vulnerable to fire, since we are in a drought.

This is not a place for 188 homes where children will be living!!


Besides all the problems mentioned above there is also oil-well drilling and gas storage in the Santa Susana Hills. 

For info. on that see: