Recently, AFC was featured in the LA Times – LATExtra section titled “Altadena-based group has its eye on wildlife-rich Cottonwood Canyon“. This article talks about our goal in purchasing land Cottonwood Canyon and the work we have done so far.
“On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La Cañada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees hide a rich biodiversity of life.
An old wire fence offers one entrance into Cottonwood Canyon, an 11-acre parcel that connects the Arroyo Seco, just south of Devil’s Gate Dam, to the San Rafael Mountains.
Held jointly for more than a century by two families now looking to sell, the land doesn’t appear to be anything extraordinary. But biologists and land preservationists say the parcel contains a natural year-round spring that attracts wildlife and helps feed multiple floral habitats.”