The Topanga Historical Society (THS) fall Community Picnic will feature a presentation on the history of Topanga Creek by Susan Nissman, former Sr. Deputy to Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, and the Santa Monica Mountains’ Watershed Management and Water Quality lead policy deputy (1994-2014).
The event takes place on Sunday, November 3, from 1-3 p.m., at the private residence of Topanga local, Keith Wilbur, located at 1475 North Topanga Canyon Blvd., directly across from the entrance to the Topanga Community Center.
The potluck picnic will be a festive and relaxing afternoon of great food and drink to celebrate Autumn while learning some interesting local history. Please bring a favorite dish and something to drink to share with other cool canyon dwellers. There is limited seating available, so bring your own chairs if you can.
Nissman will be speaking about how Topanga Creek became recognized as the source of a living watershed, something to be protected and managed as a natural, unobstructed, free-running creek at the core of our beautiful canyon’s ecology. She has first-hand knowledge of Topanga’s fight to keep Topanga Creek from becoming another concrete culvert. Interestingly, Wilbur’s property lies directly on Topanga Creek so we’ll be at the creek, talking about the creek. How perfect!
The Topanga Story: Expanded Edition, will be available for sale but THS will also be raffling a copy for some lucky winner. This is a perfect time to join the Topanga Historical Society. Memberships are $20/year for individuals or $30/year for families. Join us for a beautiful Sunday afternoon of delectable delights, delicious libations, and tales of Topanga.
By Joe Sloan, THS Events Chair