Mission statement: “Save Open Space, Santa Monica Mountains is a nonprofit organization that concentrates on maintaining open space, protecting wildlife, and preserving natural resources. SOS protects our open space by holding the permit and planning agencies to existing planning laws. We believe that if existing planning laws are upheld, there will be less destruction of the environment. The primary geographical focus of SOS is the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area and its zone.”
Save Open Space, Santa Monica Mountains Board members Mary E. Wiesbrock, Agoura Hills,Chair; Bob Coutts, Oak Park, Treasurer; Fran Coutts, Oak Park, Secretary; Cynthia Maxwell, Calabasas, Cold Creek; Steve Hess, Unincorporated Agoura; Jeremy Wolf, Agoura Hills; Brittany Stevens, Malibu; Alyse Lazar, Board corporate attorney, Thousand Oaks support #SSFLNationalMonument.
On March 23, 2015, the SFV Audubon Society Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution to dedicate SSFL as a national monument: “SFVAS hereby calls on the President of the United States to designate the SSFL as a National Monumentusing what ever authorities are available.” Read the full Resolution
The federally recognized Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (hereafter “Tribe” or “Santa Ynez Band”) believes that the entire former SSFL is worthy of being made into a United States National Monument. Read more
The West HillsNeighborhood Council was organized and elected for the principal purpose of representing and promoting the interests of those who live, work, study, pray, or play within the boundariesof West Hills. The COUNCIL provides a forum to the stakeholders of West Hills to hear and be heard on issues that affect the West Hills community.
The Chatsworth Community Coordinating Council (CCCC) is a non-profit group of volunteers established in 1961 for the betterment of Chatsworth. The CCCC is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-political in intent and activity.
The SSFL CAG was formed in 2013 by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control in accordance with State law. Our volunteer members represent a cross-section of interested and affected neighbors from the surrounding communities.
“Know the past, understand the present, and advocate for clean and healthy future.” Brochure
Mission statement: “Preserving and protecting the Santa Susana Mountains and Simi Hills of Southern California.” SSMPA supports the creation of a National Monument at the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory site.
Our Petition Signers – More than one thousand people have already signed!
A National Monument will ensure the protection and conservation for the future. This unique designation can be made by the President of the United States and is consistent with the wishes of the federally recognized Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Council who have worked to have the site designated as a California Sacred Site. Santa Susana Field Laboratory is where rocketry and space history began as well as home some of the most well preserved pictograph cave paintings in North America. National Monument status would also provide additional needed certainty and protections of the sacred sites as well as the birth of modern rocketry and human space travel which began development at Santa Susana.
Currently, the site has been declared excess by NASA and historic structures are scheduled for demolition this year. Help us #SaveTheTestStands and preserve this important part of human history.
#cleanupSSFL and #SSFLNationalMonument will protect for the future and provide regulatory protections to insure cultural sites and historic test stands are protected for future generations.