The Glendora Community Conservancy
Formed in 1991, the Conservancy, a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, public benefit corporation has continued through the years to make a difference in open space acquisition, preservation, and protection. The Conservancy invites you to take a tour of properties and projects to see, hear, touch the value and worth of open space to community heritage and pride!
Mission of the Conservancy:
To promote the preservation of land and/or buildings for historic, educational, ecological, recreational, scenic, or open space opportunities.
Story of Rescue:
The Brodiaea rescue and preservation is one of the defining moments of endangered plant species success stories in Los Angeles County. What was said not to be done was accomplished! The rescue and preservation of the endangered Brodiaea in the Conservancy's Brodiaea Reserve began a whole culture of wildland protection in the San Gabriel Valley - now numbering nearly 3,000 acres across the Foothills.
The Brodiaea Reserve:
As a symbol of the Conservancy's successes through the years, a walk to the Brodiaea Reserve should be on everyone's list of to-do's! The Conservancy properties are home to some outstanding examples of endangered and rare plants, wildlife, and habitat. Spring to early Summer is the best time to bring your curiosity and camera to the Foothills for the surprising diversity and celebration of nature in our foothills. Be ready to discover several hundred plants and animals of our foothill big backyard! Join with us in the costs of funds and time in caring for our natural foothills resources whether through brochures or trail signs, as docents and guides, to restoration of oak forests and purple needlegrass, and recovery of one of the last of the vernal pools in the region. Come and see for yourself! The Glendora Foothills is a one-of-a-kind place to experience, enjoy, value and preserve.
Value of Solitude:
The Conservancy provides multiple opportunities for the community and region to become involved in nature through restful walks, varied photography, learning moments, shared conversations, or just a quiet time of solitude away from it all. Such restorative recreation is increasingly needed as an option for the crowdedness and busyness of life and society. Trails on Conservancy properties invite the community during daylight hours to experience the peace and solitude of the land - its history, natural resources, and inspiration.
Healthy Habits = Healthy Habitats:
Help the Conservancy promote the health of the local watershed, natural habitats, and neighborhood peoples through your daily and neighborhood habits. Healthy habitats begin at home and reach throughout the community. The old adage is true: Waste not, want not. With wise stewardship, we may expect infinite returns.
Changing Cultures & Attitudes
Ask the Conservancy about Glendora's Historic City Flower, about Brodiaea Week, about the Brodiaea Bunwich, about the Stream of Life Mural, about the Award-winning Native Plant Garden, about a Stroll on the Colby Trail (or a Fitness Walk on the Trail Loop). There's so much to see, do, and be involved in on Conservancy Properties. Organizations, Clubs, Scouts, Schools, College & University Classes, as well as Individuals and Families are invited to be involved. Make the Conservancy Open Space your big back yard, or the ranch you always wanted! Let us help you plan your outdoor activities and projects, and your calendar of fun, skill-building, resources, and learning. Even workshops, events, and service projects may take on more depth of meaning and community legacy - plan and invest individually or as businesses and sponsors with the Conservancy for the future of open space in Glendora. Leave your legacy in the landscape remembrances of Glendora.
History & Appreciation:
In the mid-1980s Glendorans began showing interest, value, and commitment for open space as one of their top priorities in community planning. The Conservancy is a positive result of caring and committed citizens coming together over a several year period during those fragile times to solve community needs and prepare for the future. Tours are available to see and experience the diversity of projects and successes of the Conservancy through the years. Special Thanks to the many who have sustained those beginning efforts through continuing contributions and volunteer hours. The Conservancy invites all to participate through donations and volunteering to continue to sustain and grow open space value and meaning in our community and region.
Contact the Conservancy for information on:
- projects tour
- trail walk
- special projecs
- educational workshop
- nature art gallery
- docent training
- service opportunities
- arranged activity or
- special events
Also contact us for information on participation and voluteering with the Conservancy.
Glendora Community Conservancy
P.O. Box 963
Glendora, CA 91740
To find out more about the San Gabriel Valley Conservancies & Land Trusts Network go to www.sgmrc.org.