Glendale Environmental Coalition is pleased to share the news that Rep. Schiff’s The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, which would add more than 191,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, has passed the House on a bipartisan basis with 231 Yeas and 183 Nays. It now goes to the U.S. Senate. Thank you Congressman Adam Schiff for your determination to preserve and protect open space in Southern California for future generations!

Schiff, representing California’s 28th Congressional District which includes Glendale, introduced this legislation in 2017. Throughout his political career, he has been a strong advocate for preserving open space for the good of the environment, wildlife, ecosystems, and local residents.

The proposed expansion will be known as the Rim of the Valley Unit and stretches from the Simi Hills and Santa Susanas to the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains. The bill will enable the National Park Service and the local community to better protect natural resources and habitats, and provide members of the community with improved access to nature for recreational and educational purposes.

To see Representative Schiff’s presentation for the US House of Representatives, click here.

To view a map of the proposed expansion under the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, click here or on the map below.

Official Press Release