Help Save Glendora’s Foothills!

  • Posted on 30 September 2019
  • By Jeff Michelsen
The City of Glendora calls itself the “Pride of the Foothills”. But there is a threat to the foothills that frame of the northern edge of our community—a proposal to allow nineteen large homes of 5,000 square feet or more on a ridge that forms the back-drop to our City.
Instead of preserving the “Foothills Pride” by pro-tecting the 176 oak trees "marked" for destruction along with the native grasslands, homes are planned to rise on 71 acres of the Gordon Mull property located at the end of Lone Hill Road . This development would destroy what little open space still remains in our foothills. There are many wildlife on the preserve that depend on the open space for survival.
Allowing this to happen would destroy a potential area of recreation for local residents and damage the living space for three protected species of plants and animals. Wouldn’t it be better to protect the view, the living space for plants and animals, and provide a place for local residents to have a quiet stroll, hike trails connecting to the Glendora Conservancy lands, watch birds, ride a horse, or take their dogs for a walk?
What may happen?
 Scenic views of the Foothills will be lost forever.
 More people, more traffic, more costs but less open space and fewer parks for current residents
 176 oak trees will possibly be cut down along with other tree and shrub plants.
 Part of a ridge will be cut for house pads.
 Open space now used by local residents for quiet strolling, wildlife viewing, taking their dogs for a walk will become part of a gated community.
 Destruction of habitat inhabited by 3 species protected by Federal or California governments will take place.
 Noise pollution will carry across the canyons to residents in nearby areas.
 There is a potential destruction of Native American archeological sites and artifacts.
The 71 acre property is located on land adjacent to Glendora Conservancy land that is in turn adjacent to the recently created San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Local conservancies are interested in buying the land to create an extension in acreage to the protected open space in our mountains and foothills. 
This is important because the Los Angeles area is park-poor for residents and our growing population in the San Gabriel Valley. 
If you would like to get involved and help protect the preservation of the Gordon-Mull property in Glendora as open space rather than as a housing development please contact Joan licari at
Photod by Jeff Michelsen 
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