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Honorees (left to right) Mary Sue Maurer, Fran Pavley, Nancy Helsley, Mary Weisbrock, Suzanne Goode, Josephine Powe, Julie Newsome, Linda Parks and Beth Pratt Bergstrom pose for a photo with Sara Horner, president of the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, after the ceremony. Photos by Barbara Burke/22nd Century Media
Chumash representatives (left to right) Mena Marend, Luhui Isha, Sarah Koyo Moreno and ceremonial elder Mati Waiya present a blessing during the May 7 event at King Gillette Ranch.
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
9:51 am PDT May 17, 2017
Author Steve Erickson once described the Santa Monica Mountain range as “the gorges and ravines that hang on Los Angeles’ shoulders like a necklace.”