Save the Mascots is currently working with the students of the Environmental Science Club at Monrovia High School, home of the Wildcats. The club will be raising funds for the Save LA Cougars campaign in Los Angeles, a project that aims to protect cougars and other wildlife from urban encroachment through the building of a wildlife corridor.
Monrovia High School Wildcats
On the week of Nov 13th to 17th 2017 the Environmental Science Club of Monrovia High School held their first fundraiser to help raise funds for the Liberty Canyon wildlife crossing. One of the many species that will be helped by this crossing are the magnificent mountain lions that are scattered around the urban landscape of Los Angeles. The proposed crossing will give the mountain lions access to mates and an alternative to dangerous freeway crossing. It will also keep motorists safe from collisions with wildlife on the freeways.
The club sold food all week to raise money. They also tried to raise awareness about the dangers that much of our urban wildlife faces, and collected signatures for a letter that they will send to Caltrans in support of the crossing. Caltrans is the authority that will be building this massive construction.
Another round of fundraising will be carried out next term and hopefully by the time summer comes around, these Monrovia High School Wildcats will be donating money to a project that helps cats (and other species) in the wild.