June 10, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joyce Fitzpatrick
Public Information Assistant
Parks and Recreation
Office: (626) 821-4645
Cell: (626) 673-0673
Public Information Officer
Office: (213) 738-2963
San Dimas Canyon Community Regional Park and Nature Center to Hold 2009 Ho’olaule’a Fundraiser for Animals and Nature Education Programs Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2009
(SAN DIMAS, CA) - The 2009 San Dimas Ho’olaule’a fundraiser for animals and nature education programs will be held at San Dimas Nature Center in San Dimas Canyon Park at 1628 North Sycamore Canyon Road, San Dimas 91773 on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 14, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p. m. The public is invited to experience great Hawaiian music, dancing, interactive crafts, food and nature hikes all for a lot less than it would cost to travel these days. Admission to the event is free for all ages. Parking is also free.
Learn about hawks and other birds of prey from the Nature Center’s Jr. Naturalists and reptiles from the Southwest Herpetology Society. Most of these animals live at the nature center due to injuries or human imprinting and need special care.
This special event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the San Dimas Canyon Nature Center Associates and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.
The San Dimas Canyon Park and Nature Center has a 50-year old history, establishing the first Nature Center in the County of Los Angeles Park system during the 1950s. Located in the foothills of San Dimas, just north of the 210 freeway, the natural area is about 125 acres and contains a camping area, animal sanctuary, an animal rehabilitation area, a museum and a hiking trail.