Two public meetings were held in April 2013 to provide an overview of the Emerald Necklace Implementation Plan & Feasibility Study, as well as to solicit comments as the project team begins development of a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report.
A report summarizing comments received throughout the scoping period, and at two public meetings held on April 3 and April 8 is now available. Additional information about the project is available here.
Plans have been or are being developed for five areas. Click here for a brief overview of all five areas, or click on the following plan titles for more complete information:
If you have received a citation from a MRCA Ranger on WCA property and have specific questions or comments please contact the MRCA directly at their toll-free citation information line, (877) 847-2338, Monday-Friday between 7:00am and 3:00pm or visit their Frequently Asked Questions page.
Some uses on WCA property require a Special Use Permit. Criteria that necessitate an application for a Special Use Permit include:
- Access to publicly closed areas or properties
- Commercial filming activities
- Commercial still picture activities
- Events with 20 or more people expected
- Live music entertainment
- Weddings, quinceaneras, or other ceremonies
- Fee collection (donations, admissions, concession, or merchandise sales)
- Vehicular traffic interference and/or closing of interior roads and/or adjacent public streets
- Use of amenities other than their specified recreational use
- Any aviation ascent or descent into a WCA property
Additional information relating to Special Use Permits is available here.
WCA Special Use Application Form is available here.
WCA Filming and Still Photography Special Use Policy is available here.
If you are not sure if a Special Use Permit is required for a use that you are considering or if you have other questions relating to Special Use Permits, contact the WCA at (626) 815-1019. Please be prepared with a description of the property and specific locations for use, so that we can direct you to the appropriate property manager.
Any person using WCA property for a use that include any of the above mentioned criteria must have the original signed Special Use Permit in their possession and shall display such permit at the request of any employee of the WCA or of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, or any peace officer. No person shall violate any term, condition, or limitation of any such permit.