imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

DEBS PARK AUDUBON CENTER BEGINS CONSTRUCTING NEW FACILITY

by Duff via Audubon Website Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002 at 7:33 PM
duff@ecomail.org

Tree Planting Ceremony Marks the Creation of New Nature Center; Green Building to Serve Urban Los Angeles Communities

DEBS PARK AUDUBON CENTER BEGINS CONSTRUCTING NEW FACILITY

Los Angeles, CA, Friday, October 25, 2002 - To mark the start of building a new nature center facility in Debs Park, Audubon President & CEO John Flicker, California Congressman Ed Reyes, and members of Audubon California and the Los Angeles Audubon Society today joined community leaders and schoolchildren from East Los Angeles and Highland Park to plant an oak tree at the site where this and future generations of Angelinos will learn about the nature in their backyards and parks.

“Audubon will bring conservation home to urban Los Angeles,” said Audubon’s Flicker. “Children in the city don’t have many opportunities to experience nature. Through today’s tree-planting ceremony, we dedicate ourselves to connecting families with nature by building outdoor education programs where the kids are.”

At the heart of Audubon's strategy has been an innovative, model project: to build and operate a Nature Center in Debs Park. Now that plan will become a reality. Ten minutes from downtown, Debs Park is a surprisingly natural, 195-acre park that is home to more than 80 species of birds. More than 30,000 school children, mostly Latino, live within a two-mile radius of the park, yet many have never visited it. The facility Audubon begins today will provide hands-on education and recreation opportunities in the park, year-round, for children and families not traditionally served by the conservation community.

The Debs Park Nature Center is the product of cooperation between Audubon, the community, elected officials, city staff, and the philanthropic community. “Today’s launch has been achieved through an innovative public/private partnership that brought conservationists, parents, teachers, and public officials together to enhance and restore an existing, City-owned park.” said Jerry Secundy, executive director of Audubon California. “This is a unique and visionary project. The Debs Park Nature Center makes sense - it's the backyard of this community and it will provide those key experiences to encourage understanding and love of nature in our children.”

Since 1999, an Audubon Center has operated from a renovated storefront on the east side of the Los Angeles River in the historic community of Highland Park. The center has provided nature education opportunities for children and families in Northeast and East Los Angeles and has served as the staging ground for the construction of the permanent Debs Park Audubon Center, which begins today. This enterprise has marked the first time a national conservation organization has made a long-term commitment to the heart of urban Los Angeles.

“Today’s ceremony is the culmination of more than a decade’s work with teachers and schools in the Los Angeles Community,” said Melanie Ingalls, Director of the Debs Park Audubon Center. “We believe that direct connection with the natural world - birds, bugs, and plants -at an early age brings people to actively care about the environment as adults. The Debs Park Audubon Center - once built - will fulfill the need for creative, inclusive, multi-cultural environmental education, and will really make that vision come alive.”

Audubon has worked with teachers in Los Angeles schools to help urban kids get in touch with the natural world for more than ten years. Through teacher training, curriculum materials, and outdoor classrooms at the Ballona Wetlands and the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area, Audubon has successfully introduced nearly a quarter-million of Los Angeles’s children thus far to the wonders of nature.

Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Our national network of community-based Audubon nature centers and chapters, environmental education programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.

# # #

The Audubon Center

6042 Monte Vista Street

Los Angeles, CA 90042

(323) 254-0252 phone

(323) 254-0567 fax

Report this post as:

LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
More were there J.C. Friday, Nov. 01, 2002 at 4:13 AM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Celebrates 25 Years with the House of Hope Gala S24 7:10PM

Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! S24 11:56AM

Cybermonde, cyberguerre, cyberespace, cyberterrorisme S24 6:35AM

Paraphysique de psychosomatique S22 6:58AM

Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal S22 2:58AM

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy