President Barrack Obama today designated three new national monuments in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
They are the Sand to Snow National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument, and Castle Mountains National Monument, and the administration says they’ll protect approximately 1.8 million acres of landscapes, fragile wildlife habitat, historic resources and important cultural sites.
The new monuments connect Mojave National Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, and fifteen wilderness areas previously designated by Congress, creating a contiguous mass of protected lands stretching hundreds of miles.
We spend time speaking about the Green Stage Alliance and our request for the CD 13 Councilman to make sure that after May 2013 there is a contractual obligation for vendors at Echo Park Lake to replace Styrofoam and petroleum base plastic by implementing use of biodegradable greenware and organic plastics.
CHECK www.StageOfTheArts.info for information about the GREEN STAGE ALLIANCE, where arts and humanities meet with our environment.
UPDATE: Accomplished 2014. The vendor at the boat house is fully green biodegradable. AND MAY 20, 2014 our 20 years old Cuban Music Festival became the first Zero Waste large event at Echo park.