18601 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
PUBLIC INVITED TO FREE DISCUSSION REGARDING EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE ON OPEN SPACES IN SANTA CLARITA
On Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, residents are invited to a free discussion “The Effects of Wildfires on Open Spaces in Santa Clarita,” with Kristina Jacob from the City of Santa Clarita’s Recreation, Community Services, Arts and Open Space department. The Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library is located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.
Nestled near the heart of the Newhall community, at 95-acres, Wildwood Canyon Open Space is a hidden gem within the southern Santa Clarita Valley. In June of 2015, the “Calgrove Fire” burned this area, temporarily closing the trails. Although no longer sprinkled with as many oak trees, the steep ravines offer trails with moderate grades up to a ridge that provides a commanding view of the Santa Clarita Valley. Wildwood Canyon Open Space has been part of the City’s ongoing effort since 2011 to create a greenbelt around Santa Clarita, preserve open space and oak woodlands, and connect to existing wildlife corridors. In the future, Wildwood Canyon Open Space will provide access to the Coast to Crest Trail through the Santa Clarita Valley.
Kristina Jacob is also a talented photographer and her photography exhibit “Wildwood Canyon: The Resilience of Nature,” captures the natural phenomenon of fire and its impact on open space and native species that inhabit the area. The exhibit is on display through January 24, 2018 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.
For more information regarding the discussion and the photography exhibit, please contact Jeff Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding all City art happenings, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com.