Save Hahamongna Park!

Hi SFVASers, Please read and respond to this appeal from Pasadena Audubon Society.

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As you know, the City of Pasadena is about to go ahead with its seven-year-old plan to dig up the willow habitat in Hahamongna to create a level spot to build two new soccer fields and a parking lot. They already have the funding to do this. The Hahamongna Watershed Advisory Committee has asked the City Council if this plan should be reconsidered, but this is not enough.

We need to shut down this insanity.

Many of you have already signed the petition that Tim Brick has started at, and I thank you for that. We need more people to sign it. Only 200 have signed so far. Though we know that the people who desire the athletic fields are outnumbered by the people who want to keep Hahamongna natural, they are much better organized and funded than we are. So, we have to be more organized than we’ve been in the past.

If you have not signed the petition yet, please visit the website and do so as soon as you can. Once you have signed, please send the link to as many people as you can. Ask them to sign it too.

You do not have to live in Pasadena to sign, and you do not have to donate any money. I have not received any emails from the site since I signed last week.

By the way, the website keeps getting better, and now has a page on the birds of Hahamongna, with PAS getting full credit for our list of the birds there and with a link to our website.

Besides signing the petition, I encourage you to write to your City Councilmember and ask them to put an end to this terrible idea. If you don’t live in Pasadena, you can write to the Mayor. Their information is at

If these fields are built, this will be the Hetch-Hetchy of Pasadena.

Thanks for all that you do,

Laura Garrett
Conservation Chair
Pasadena Audubon Society