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Join us on a tour led by 14th generation Californian, Rich Toyon, to learn about the history of the first people of Crescenta Valley and their history and interaction with the Rosemont Preserve. And if you haven’t seen our latest video on this, also hosted by Rich, it’s absolutely worth checking out!

The Rosemont Preserve is part of the ancestral homelands of the Tongva people of the Los Angeles basin. They are the original inhabitants of the Crescenta Valley and for the last three thousand years, the Tongva utilized the resources before them and managed the flora and fauna for their purposes and for the health of the environment in which they lived. Goss Canyon, where the Rosemont Preserve is located, was one of several canyons that had specific use and was a source of many plant and animal species necessary for daily life. The Tongva knew that if they took care of the land the land would take care of them. Learn how these ancient ways are even more relevant today.

This event has a limit of 40 participants. To register, please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.



The Preserve is located in La Crescenta at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. Directions: Exit La Crescenta Avenue off 210 fwy, proceed north to Foothill Blvd., turn right to Rosemont Avenue, turn left. Parking is available at Two Strike Park which is on the left side of Rosemont Avenue, 2 blocks before you get to the preserve (5107 Rosemont Ave). If you have mobility issues that require a closer parking spot, please contact us at [email protected].


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