See the website of the SSFL Community Advisory Group (CAG)

 Read SSMPA's most recent Quarterly Newsletter

SSMPA recently visited US Congressman Brad Sherman to discuss our campaign to arrange responsibly for the future of the former Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

And also with State Senator Fran Pavley

Read about our conversations HERE

 Three NASA Documents 

Now Raise Serious Concerns about Consequences of the NASA's Proposed Cleanup at Rocketdyne

SSFL   /   DOE

Read comments that SSMPA has filed with the US Department of Energy in preparation for its upcoming Environmental Impact Study

See what our sister organization is up to:

Foundation for the Preservation of

the Santa Susana Mountains

Preserving and protecting the Santa Susana Mountains and Simi Hills

of Southern California

   SSMPA's next Community Meeting  

will be Monday, February 15, 2016

Land Use Clashes on Oat Mountain

Paul Edelman of MRCA

Chatsworth Park South Cleanup Project Delayed 

see HERE

See SSMPA's Recomendations for Making Chatsworth Nature Preserve SUSTAINABLE 

New Oil Wells in Santa Susana Mountains? 

SSMPA calls for the Environmental Impacts of 12 new wells on Oat Mountain to be thoroughly evaluated in light of future trails and land use. SSMPA also supports the call for Termo to also do a human health study.

       READ SSMPA's Comments       

 Chatsworth Nature Preserve to Become an Historic-Cultural Monument of the City of Los Angeles

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the Los Angeles City Cultural Heritage Commission approved the inclusion of the Chatsworth Nature Preserve in the list of the City's Historic-Cultural Monuments.

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to give final approval soon.

See SSMPA's letter of support

SSMPA supports the creation of a National Monument at the former

Santa Susana Field Laboratory site.

You can too.

 Notes on Future of Santa Susana Field Lab:

Following are some of the organizations that recently called on the President of the U.S. to establish the SSFL site as a protected National Monument:

  • LANVEN Archeological Society
  • Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Council
  • SFV Audubon Society
  • SSFL Community Advisory Group (CAG)
  • West Hills Neighborhood Council

Two years ago these organizations all called on the National Park Service to take over the NASA property at SSFL:
  • Canoga Park Neighborhood Council
  • Chatsworth Community Coord. Council
  • Chatsworth NC
  • Granada Hills North NC
  • Granada Hills South NC
  • Equestrian Trails Inc. - Corral 54
  • Lake Balboa NC
  • Porter Ranch NC
  • Reseda NC
  • Valley Alliance of NCs (VANC)
  • Ventura County Archaeological Society
  • West Hills NC
  • Winnetka NC
April 2015


        Remember Chatsworth Park South?

New! SSMPA Calls on Englander and LA City Planning to

Reject Hidden Creeks Development in Santa Susana Mountains

Former Santa Susana Field Laboratory

Chatsworth Park South

Reopening "Progress" 

Details HERE

From  NASA's Comparative Analysis  of

Background versus Risk-based Cleanup Scenarios

for the Soils at Santa Susana Field Laboratory

"The more aggressive cleanup of the site that would occur under the background cleanup (more soil removal, more trucks entering the site, more emissions, more road miles, more soil to dispose of in landfills, etc.) could result in an increase in traffic accidents and spills and more habitat modification, as well as disturbance of wildlife and more impacts to archeological resources, all of which might result in reduced net benefits when compared to the risk‐based cleanup scenario." p. 5-1  

SSMPA calls for SSFL Cleanup target date to be pushed back. 


SSMPA's mission is to preserve and protect the Simi Hills, Santa Susana Mountains, and regional open space.

 2015 / 2016 SSMPA Board of Directors 

President & Treasurer: Teena Takata

Member-at-Large: Robert "Bob" Dager

Corresponding Secretary: Vanessa Watters

Member-at-Large: Wendi Gladstone

Vice President: John Luker

Recording Secretary: Donna Nachtrab

Member-at-Large: Warren Stone

Member-at-Large: Tom Nachtrab


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