PRESS CONFERENCE: TED LIEU TO ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND SANTA MONICA MTN. NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

March 30, 2016
Press Release

PRESS CONFERENCE:
REP. TED LIEU TO ANNOUNCE
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT STUDY ACT


WHO
U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Councilmember Mike Bonin and Councilmember Joe Buscaino.

WHAT
Mr. Lieu, supported by local electeds and advocates, formally announces his new legislation
to study an expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

WHERE
The Ballona Freshwater Marsh

***directions to the marsh***

WHEN
Thursday, March 31 | 10:45 AM Pacific Time

Background

Mr. Lieu’s Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act (H.R. 4871) authorizes a 3-year study on the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (or creating a new National Recreation Area) to include all of the beaches of the Santa Monica Bay as well as the Ballona Wetlands, Ballona Creek, Baldwin Hills and San Pedro coastline.  Such an expansion would establish the first ever National Park Service presence in South Los Angeles.

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