Partial Park Closure Due to Hazardous Conditions
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa re-opens 5/14/13, with restrictions (sunrise to sunset, not all trails). Sandstone Peak & Mishe Mokwa trails will also open, as will Backbone Trail east of Point Mugu State Park boundary. Point Mugu backcountry remains closed. 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 5/24/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Make a Donation - You Can Help
In addition to federal funding for the cost of daily operations and special projects, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area also receives important financial support in the form of donations. This comes directly from private donors as well as from our partnering non-profit organizations. Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the park. Funds will be used for visitor services and safety, education programs, and projects that protect natural and cultural resources.
The primary partner for the national recreation area is the Santa Monica Mountains Fund. This locally based 501(1)(3) non-profit organization was chartered in 1988 to support the National Park Service and the California State Parks in their missions to provide for resource protection and public enjoyment of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. All donations to the Fund are tax deductible.
Some of the most recognizable things the Santa Monica Mountains Fund supports are the OUTDOORS Calendar of Events, mountain lion and bobcat research, restoration work of park lands, and our very own native plant fair. Without their assistance, these programs in the Santa Monica Mountains might well cease to exist. The Fund even allows donors to direct their contributions to specific purposes with the guarantee that 100 percent of all such donations are exclusively used for those activities.
You can visit the Santa Monica Mountains Fund website by clicking here.
If you are interested in donating to support the programs and activities of the National Park Service nationwide, general donations may be made through a nationwide charitable partner of the NPS, such as the National Park Foundation.
Instead of donating financially, many people are now choosing to give their time and energy. The Santa Monica Mountains offers many opportunities for those who wish to donate toward the betterment of their park. Please visit the webpage for our volunteer program to learn about the variety of options available.
Be it a gift, volunteering, or teaching your children the value of our national parks, there are many ways to donate. Regardless of what form it takes, your donation is greatly appreciated!
Did You Know?
Many hands spanning different generations and agencies continue to turn back the clock on damage to the fragile environment at Zuma Lagoon. After the removal of debris and the restoration of native plants, beach visitors now find a living wetland with 108 species of birds and colorful wildflowers.