Connecting Urban Residents to Public Lands

Los Angeles

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El Pueblo de Los Angeles

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is located in one of the nation's most densely populated, diverse, and historic neighborhoods. It is a hub for cultural preservation, with nearby partners including the Plaza de Culturales Y Artes, Avila Adobe, the Chinese American Museum, and America Tropical. El Pueblo is also strategically located for developing public lands engagement, located one half mile from the LA River, a half mile from LA State Historic Park, and blocks away from the LA Conservation Corps office. A new Urban Outreach and Education office located in the historic Quon building at El Pueblo is a partnership between the National Park Service, California State Parks, the City of Los Angeles, the US Forest Service and the Western National Parks Association. The outreach office serves as an introduction for local urban residents to nearby public lands. It provides a home for traditional programming in nontraditional urban settings, such as a recent LA River campout, volunteer and service learning projects, and is a launch point for excursions to lands within Santa Monica Mountains. The outreach office sits directly across from Union Station at the intersection of LA's public transportation networks.

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