Mountains, Movies and Magic Video

Jill Swift, Sue Nelson, and Margot Feuer are three women supported and fought for the creation of the recreation area. Seen here at Peter Strauss Ranch during a women's history program held in 1999.

Explore the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on this Discovery Channel production. These two videos are exerpts from the full 20 minute video available for watching in the National Park Visitor Center.

Take 1 focuses on the development of the recreation area. It interviews two park founders, Margot Fueurer and Jill Swift. Their vision of the possiblities and "never give up" approach to politics shows us all that "we can make a difference in our environment. They were instrumental in the creation of the recreation area. Watch Take 1.

A mountain biker, dressed in helmet and bike gear is standing with his bike on a fire road trail, as the Simi Hills of Cheeseboro Canyon roll out in front of him.
Take 2 focuses on recreational opportunities and mountain history. Watch Take 2.

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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