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July 18, 2024

Advocates say homeless encampments in Sepulveda Basin raise fire risk

Check the link below to see Chapter President Kathy Barton interviewed by local KABC 7 Eyewitness News about the hazardous conditions brought on by illegal encampments in the Sepulveda Basin.
July 11, 2024

Homeless: Audubon Society activists pressure elected officials to enforce no-camping rules in Sepulveda Basin

“Our main concern is public safety,” Barton said, adding that the fire danger is so extreme in the Basin during hot summer months. “There’s so much weedy growth and so many encampments.” Click to read full article
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SFVAS issues urgent press release in response to dangerous situation in the Sepulveda Basin

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Katheryn Barton 747-237-3720 June 25, 2024: Yesterday June 24, 2024, a brush fire started at an illegal encampment in the Sepulveda Basin resulting in an explosion injuring 11 of our LAFD firefighters, one severely. As reported by KTLA: LAFD Capt. Freddy Escobar, who is also president of the union representing L.A. firefighters,…
December 21, 2023

Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan – Act Now!

Written by President Katheryn Barton, Pat Bates, Joanne Millius, and Muriel Kotin on behalf of the SFVAS Conservation Committee The Sepulveda Basin Vision Plan Public Draft lays out the framework for expanding the footprint of the Los Angeles River and its tributaries throughout the basin, while retaining and expanding recreational facilities, flood and water storage…
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March 19, 2023

New Tours, New Science!

We've got a fresh slate of dates for tours of the Moore Lab bird collection and some exciting new science to tell you about. Scroll on for links and details. And you might not know it from the weather, but the bird migration season is upon us. The migration count at Bear Divide starts next…
October 31, 2022

Statement by San Fernando Valley Audubon Society Opposing Proposition SP

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society (SFVAS) opposes Los Angeles City Proposition SP and recommends voting NO. SFVAS strongly supports the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks. The department manages three of our most important bird watching locations. Proposition SP, a parks and recreational facilities parcel tax, was slapped together at the last minute without community…
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October 8, 2022

P-22 Day Festival

Join SFVAS at the P-22 Day Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2022 11:00AM - 4:00 PM at Griffith Park! San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will be an exhibitor at this year's P-22 Day Festival!  At our exhibit, we will share all things birds, wildlife, and appreication for conservation.  Be sure to stop by and say…