Join Us Saturday, March 18th 2023, 1PM for the Old Glory 20 Year Reunion Celebration

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     We’re planning a huge picnic under the Pico Canyon Oak with speakers and the tree-sit crowd gathering to celebrate this oak’s survival and share old stories. Meet tree-sitter and visual artist John Quigley and the many others that helped save this magnificent old oak from the bulldozers.

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John Quigley during his tree sit of 2002-2003 to save the Old Glory Oak
Old Glory Oak in Autumn of 2015 in it’s current location at Pico Canyon Park, losing its leaves for the winter season

KQRU Interview with John Quigley

Interview with John Quigley.
John Quigley
Shawnee Badger

You can listen here to an exclusive interview with visual artist and tree activist John Quigley, brought to you by KQRU 107.9 FM Santa Clarita. The interview is conducted by Shawnee Badger, who visited the tree to talk to John when she was 9 years old. Now, 20 years later, they sit down to discuss how this event came about and what it meant for each of them and the community.

A short history in pictures of the Old Glory Oak:


Here are SCOPE’s Goals for this year:

SCOPE Goals for 2023 with action items

  • Legislative
    • CEQA Works Coalition – workshop about CEQA and environmental laws
    • Water Advocacy
  • Wildlife Corridors
    • Newhall Pass
    • Castaic Area
    • Mountain Lions
  • Plastics and Recycling
    • Legislation
    • Plastic Bag/Film Collection at Grocery Stores?
      • Work with grocery stores
      • PSA posters
    • Proper Recycling Education 
    • Work with County Recycling program in schools events
  • Monitor Chiquita Air Quality reports
  • Continue work to protect the Santa Clara River

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