Claremont Insider: Wilderness Park News

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wilderness Park News


Claremont's cleanup and restoration plans for the damage in the city's Wilderness Park move forward on Tuesday, October 7th, at 7pm with a meeting at the Joslyn Senior Center. The city's website had details:

The City of Claremont will be holding a special meeting for the public to discuss restoration plans of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP). The City has assembled an experienced team composed of a biologist, a restoration ecologist, a regulatory specialist, and habitat restoration experts to assist in reaching a successful outcome.

The public is invited to meet the CHWP Restoration Team, hear the proposed plans to restore the disturbed area of the Wilderness Park, and to ask questions. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at the Joslyn Senior Center located at 660 N. Mountain Avenue. The meeting will be held in the Oak Room beginning at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the City's Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.

Claremont City Manager Jeff Parker's weekly newsletter also mentioned the meeting, noting that it will be an opportunity for the public to hear the plans to fix the affected areas and to ask questions of the experts the city has hired for the job.


City Manager Parker's newsletter also carried a bit about some hikers spotting a mountain lion in the Wilderness Park:
On Wednesday, hikers reported sighting an aggressive mountain lion protecting her cubs, on Cobal Canyon Trail (at the 3 mile marker) in the Wilderness Park. State Fish and Game Wild Life Protection was contacted and warning signs have been posted at the Marshall Canyon and Mills Avenue entries. The City is encouraging the public to walk in pairs on the trails and, in the event of an emergency, to call 9-1-1 or the Claremont's PD’s emergency number, 626-1296. Residents can call the Community Services Department for more information on this issue.

You might recall that back in July there was another mountain lion sighting on Mills Ave. near Mt. Baldy Rd. In response, the Claremont Police Department's page on the city website posted some information on staying safe in mountain lion country.