May 9, 2013
On Tuesday, April 9th, the Conejo Valley Youth Congress Program traveled to King Gillette Ranch, a parkland located in the center of the Malibu Creek Watershed. Our group was greeted warmly by Melanie Beck, an Outdoor Recreational Planner in charge of trail planning and appraising needs for outdoor resources at the facility.
We examined various wildlife exhibits that provided information on the surrounding ecosystem and our local issues, such as the endangerment of mountain lions. Melanie concluded the trip by bringing together the concept of individual interests versus community ideals, emphasizing that our decisions to industrialize should consider the safety of our ecosystem.
Story by Gilbert Bao