Rim of the Valley Environmental Assessment Review Open Until June 30

The National Park Service (NPS) offers the Rim of the Valley Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment to you for review and comment. The NPS initiated this special resource study in 2010 and published preliminary management alternatives in late 2012. This study report reflects your initial involvement and input into the planning process. The study alternatives and their concepts reflect your concerns and ideas.

The executive summary newsletter, full draft report, and link to the NPS online public comment system are available on the study website: http://www.nps.gov/pwro/rimofthevalley. A Spanish language version of the executive summary will soon be available on the website as well.

Comments Welcomed

There will be several opportunities for providing comments, including public meetings in May and June 2015 (please see below for schedule).  Written comments can be submitted via the NPS online public comment system, email, or by sending your comments to our physical mailing address (please see below for contact information).

Comments on the draft study report must be submitted by June 30, 2015. Your continued involvement will assist the National Park Service in finalizing this report, and in determining the final study recommendations. The final outcome of the study will be the transmittal of the final report from the Secretary of the Interior to Congress, along with the Secretary's recommendations for the area.

The NPS will host a series of public meetings throughout the study area to present the draft study report, answer questions, and accept comments.  In addition, at least one virtual meeting will be conducted via the Internet.  Please visit our website for more information.

To receive up-to-date information about public meetings, please join our e-mail list by visiting:

www.nps.gov/pwro/rimofthevalley

Public meeting locations and times include:

Virtual (Online) Public Meeting
Thursday, April 21, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Please visit our website for more details.

La Crescenta
Monday, May 4, 2015: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
La Crescenta Public Library - Community Room
2809 Foothill Boulevard
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Newhall
Tuesday, May 5, 2015:  7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
William S. Hart Regional Park - Hart Hall
24151 Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321

Thousand Oaks
Wednesday, May 6, 2015: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Conejo Recreation and Parks District - Community Room
403 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Chatsworth
Thursday, May 21, 2015: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mason Recreation Center
10500 Mason Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Downtown Los Angeles*
Tuesday, June 2, 2015: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Hellman/Quon Building
130 Paso de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 * This meeting location is convenient to public transit and is near Los Angeles Union Station.  Paid parking is also available.  Please visit the website for El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument for more information:  http://elpueblo.lacity.org/
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Mail:          National Park Service
                  Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study
                  570 W. Avenue 26, #175
                  Los Angeles, CA  90065

 
Website:    www.nps.gov/pwro/rimofthevalley