Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority in a discussion of local efforts to protect and enhance wildlife corridors in the South Bay. We will be having a free movie screening of the documentary film The Cat That Changed America, the story of P22, a mountain lion in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, and a $50 million effort to create a safe wildlife crossing over two of the busiest freeways in America. The film screening will be an opportunity to reflect on similar local efforts to improve crossing for wildlife. Light refreshments will be provided.

Agenda

  • Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Come early to meet other wildlife lovers and representatives of local conservation organizations.
  • The film will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. The film’s run time is 60 minutes.
  • A panel discussion will follow the film focusing on local efforts to create enhanced wildlife corridors in the South Bay and the region as a whole.

This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Find out more about how you can support POST here: openspacetrust.org/support

About the Film

P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101 before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to help P22 and the mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains, as they try to raise $50 million dollars while facing resistance from public ignorance and the spread of rodenticides.

Peninsula Open Space Trust protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since 1977, POST has protected over 75,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority is celebrating 25 Years of conserving the natural environment, supporting agriculture, and connecting people to nature, by protecting open spaces, natural areas, and working farms and ranches for future generations. The Authority envisions the Santa Clara Valley and its surrounding hillsides as a beautiful place where a vibrant network of interconnected open spaces, trails, wildlife habitats, and thriving agricultural lands enrich the region’s cities and make it an exceptional and healthy place to live, work, learn, and play.

Pathways for Wildlife is a research organization specializing in identifying, monitoring, and implementing connectivity designs for wildlife movement within a landscape.

 

 

 

Directions

The event will be hosted at the Trianon Theatre, located at 72 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA 95112 .

Parking: Free parking for the theatre is available in the San Jose City Parking 4th & St John Garage across the street from the theatre during weekdays from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am and on weekends. You cannot enter the parking facility after 10:00pm. Parking on the lot adjacent to the theatre is not allowed. Parking is also available in other garages near the theatre, including the Fourth Street Garage on 4th street.

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