Santa Monica Mountains National Parks Service Celebrates 100 Years of Beauty, Conservation

The Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service was feted last weekend for reaching its milestone centennial birthday. On Saturday evening, approximately 200 guests enjoyed the outdoor ambience at the Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas to celebrate.

Former Congressman Anthony C. Beilenson, who was honored, was instrumental in the creation of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the largest urban national park in the United States.

NPS staff were also on-hand to offer information about the SAMO Youth Program. This competitive program offers the opportunity to promising, high achieving youth from underserved communities to work with the NPS for eight weeks in the summer on conservation and education projects while learning useful career skills. This year the Santa Monica Mountains Fund will be working with NPS on this program.

The charitable event raised about $24,000.

Enjoy some of the highlights in our photo gallery below:


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