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LA Zoo Expansion – Take 2

LA Zoo Expansion – Take 2

As the newest iteration of the Los Angeles Zoo expansion is being dissembled to the public, Friends of Griffith Park would like to clarify some points....

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Digging With LA Compost

Digging With LA Compost

Seven months ago, Michael Martinez’ grand endeavor to spur the city of Los Angeles to locally recycle its food scraps added one more to its growing network of...

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Restoring Bee Rock Trail

Restoring Bee Rock Trail

The hiking trails of every wilderness park in the world are critical in safeguarding the long-term relationship between humans and nature. Their proper...

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A Micro-forest for Griffith Park

A Micro-forest for Griffith Park

Thanks to support from the Hancock Park Garden Club, the Bette Davis Picnic Area of Griffith Park is becoming home to a new native Micro-Forest as part of the...

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A Green Ring for Los Angeles

A Green Ring for Los Angeles

Sometimes moving forward requires a long look back and deciding whether the path we’re on is the best path for the future. When Spanish colonists first...

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An Appreciation of P-22

An Appreciation of P-22

Ten years ago in 2012, when mountain lion P-22 was discovered haunting the hills of Griffith Park, this wasn’t just another example of nature seeping through...

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The LA Zoo Vision Plan

The LA Zoo Vision Plan

A multi-level parking structure for 2,000 vehicles, three visitor centers featuring sit-down dining, a California vineyard, an aerial tram, a funicular, and a...

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LA Zoo Expansion is Taking Shape

LA Zoo Expansion is Taking Shape

Did you know the massive Los Angeles Zoo Project is nearing completion of it’s final stages before receiving LA City Council’s approval? Don't worry, few...

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A Force of Nature

A Force of Nature

  A conversation between FoGP board member Dora Herrera and National Wildlife Federation Director Beth Pratt ­ Beth Pratt, the unstoppable force leading...

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Honoring Ranger Albert Torres

Honoring Ranger Albert Torres

On June 16, 2021, a plaque was unveiled at the Griffith Park Ranger Station, honoring one of LA’s beloved Park Rangers – Albert Torres. On this warm June day,...

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Eager to Volunteer Again

Eager to Volunteer Again

For the last three years, Friends of Griffith Park volunteers have undertaken a massive effort to place more plantings in the Park using, wherever possible...

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Update: Bluebird Nesting Boxes

Update: Bluebird Nesting Boxes

Earlier this year, FoGP member Bruce Painter again placed homemade nesting boxes in Griffith Park with the hopes of attracting the colorful Western bluebird,...

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Keep Griffith Park Wild

Header photo: Dante’s View in Griffith Park overlooking downtown Glendale, with Verdugo Mountains and San Gabriel Mountains in distance  © Gerry Hans, all rights reserved
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