Hugo Maldonado, Regional Operations Manager, LA County Parks; Captain Holly Perez, LA County Sheriff Parks Bureau; LA Co. Parks Director Russ Guiney; Santa Clarita Councilman Dante Acosta; Mayor Antonovich; Antonovich Chief Deputy Kathryn Barger; Santa Clarita Councilman TimBen Boydston,; Jim Southwell, President of Placerita Canyon Nature Center Associates (PCNCA); Bill Nieser, Group Delphi; Craig Sap, Los Angeles District Director – California State Parks; John Wicker, Chief Deputy Director LA County Parks Placerita Canyon Nature Center Superintendent Russell Kimura.
Mayor Antonovich and his Chief Deputy Kathryn Barger, along with community leaders and volunteers, celebrated the grand opening of the Placerita Canyon Nature Center Museum.
The Museum will be a vital component in our county’s network of recreational facilities, parks and trails that improves the quality of life for our residents,” said Mayor Antonovich.
The Museum was made possible with support from the California State Department of Parks, the Placerita Canyon Nature Center Association; and Mayor Antonovich’s office.
The Museum will include large dioramas depicting Placerita Canyon’s three primary ecosystems, a wall-sized freshwater aquarium, a bird-viewing area with an observation deck, and the mural “Daylight to Nocturnal,” which serves as the backdrop for the museum’s collection of taxidermy animals.