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Trails and Open Space News
The City of Glendale Trails and Open Space Aug. 10 program “The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling” is full. There is no room to accommodate any additional participants.

The next event is a campfire program on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes!” takes place at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. This is a great event for the entire family and will include skits, songs, and s’mores. Space is limited for this program, so RSVP to (818) 548-3795.

Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta

Workday at Preserve
The Rosemont Preserve is having a restoration day on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Work will be done on brush clearance, invasive plant removal and possibly some seed harvesting for the Seed Lending Library project that is being coordinated with the La Crescenta Library.

Those who plan on attending should wear sturdy shoes, comfortable work clothes and garden gloves (long pants and sleeves are recommended). Those who have any of the following tools, please consider bringing them: shovels, spades, loppers, hatchets, clippers. Other tools and equipment will be provided.

The Preserve is located at the north end of Rosemont Avenue, just past the chain link fence. As street parking is limited, please park at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.

Airports Get Upgrades
General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster and Whiteman Airport in Pacoima will each receive new perimeter fencing and wireless vehicle gate access systems at a combined project cost of $3.6 million, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

“These airfields see hundreds of thousands of operations annually and security at the facilities is critical,” Supervisor Antonovich said. “The new perimeter fencing will meet current FAA standards and the vehicle gate access systems will provide closely scrutinized access to the facilities.”

Ninety percent of the project funding, which includes almost seven miles of fencing around Fox Airfield and two miles around Whiteman Airport, is being provided by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.  The upgrade projects are set to begin later this year.

GWP, CVWD Holding Classes
Glendale Water & Power (GWP), in partnership with the Metropolitan Water District, is offering Glendale residents free California Friendly landscape classes. Residents will learn to become a more water wise gardener and discover how to create a beautiful and easy to maintain garden without running up water bills.

Each class will teach residents about landscape design, how to install and maintain a smart irrigation system, and choosing the right California friendly plants. Classes are on Aug. 17, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, and Oct. 19. Spring classes are also available.

To reserve a spot, call or email Aneta Badalian at (818) 548-3874 or All classes will be in Glendale. Class location information will be provided at time of reservation. Classes will be on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and reservations are required since space is limited.

Residents need to sign-up for just one class. For more information visit

On Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Crescenta Valley Water District will present the Smart Gardening Workshop offered through WaterWise Consulting. The class will be held at the District’s Glenwood Plant, located at 3730 Glenwood Ave., La Crescenta. Entrance to the class is at the gate on Sycamore Avenue.

This class combines information on garden design concepts, drought tolerant plants, irrigation basics, and irrigation scheduling and maintenance.

Space is limited, so call (818) 236-4107 to reserve a seat.

For more information, please visit the district website

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