Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open, w/the exception of part of the Satwiwa Loop Trail. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is only open sunrise to sunset. Point Mugu State Park re-opens 5/24. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/31/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Native American Winter Solstice Sale Set for December 2
Contact: Kate Kuykendall, 805-370-2343
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. -- As an early winter solstice celebration, and just in time for holiday shopping, the National Park Service will host its annual Winter Solstice Art Show and Sale on Sunday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park.
More than a dozen Native American artists from various tribes will show and sell paintings, ceramics, stone carvings, dreamcatchers, gourds and musical instruments.
Renowned Potawatami artist Nadiya Littlewarrior presents gourd workshops throughout the American Southwest, and will be showing some of her most celebrated work. Other artists of note include painter and architect Michael Williams, photographer Valena Dismukes, and Chumash stone carver Ted Garcia.
Support traditional and original artwork and learn the techniques and traditions behind the gift. All ages are welcome, and the program and parking are free. Call the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency visitor center for more information: 805-370-2301.
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Did You Know?
A study that began in 2002 reveals a lion and his offspring are surviving in the Santa Monica Mountains. Radio collars track them crossing roads and navigating through open spaces. Their future is uncertain, but with conservation efforts, they may continue to make these mountains their home.