IN Brief

Grant Apps Now Available
Crescenta Valley nonprofit organizations with an educational focus are eligible to apply for funding consideration from the Mary Pinola & Crescenta Valley Chamber Education Fund administered by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.

The grant application can be found at Deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m. on Oct. 4.

Grant amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be considered. The education fund was established in 1990 and provides approximately $20,000 in grants annually. For questions or more information, call (818) 241-8040.

CVWD Announces Taskforce Meeting
Crescenta Valley Water District announced that it has been awarded a Local Groundwater Assistance grant from the Dept. of Water Resources to perform a feasibility study at Crescenta Valley Park. The Verdugo Basin Stormwater Recharge Facility Study will be used to determine if the park can be used as a stormwater recharge area for the Verdugo Basin.

An element of the study will be that CVWD make use of a task force group of local stakeholders to evaluate and oversee the project data and conclusions and to interact and coordinate with Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works, Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation Dept., City of Glendale, ULARA Watermaster, and other interested parties regarding the study and its findings.

CVWD is scheduling the next task force meeting for Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. at the park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta to discuss the overall project.

Rosemont Preserve News
A photo exhibit showcasing the Rosemont Preserve kicks off the inaugural Season of the Earth program at the La Crescenta Library. The exhibit is on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This program is made possible by a matching grant from the County Library Foundation and the Friends of La
Crescenta Library. All ages are welcome.
The library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
Rosemont Preserve organizers are seeking volunteers to lead small groups (seven to nine) of elementary school students on educational walks through the preserve. No experience or special knowledge is necessary, just an interest in nature and enthusiasm in helping children learn.
The next docent volunteer training will be held at the preserve on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This training will prepare volunteers to work with third grade classes learning about native plants and plant adaptations. All materials and information will be provided.
RSVP for docent training via email to by Oct. 10.