Monday, March 27, 2017

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation!

We are excited to share that the City will be participating in the National League of Cities 6th Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation!  The program will take place from April 1 – 30, 2017, and as part of the program, we will be coordinating with the National League of Cities to encourage all residents to enhance our water conservation efforts.

The overall National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition that takes place between participating cities from across the country with a goal of encouraging residents to sign-up online and pledge to reduce water consumption, energy use, and pollution.  Those who do sign-up and pledge online between April 1 – 30, 2017, will be entered in a contest where you can win hundreds of great prizes – including home irrigation kits, home improvement store gift cards, and even a brand new Toyota Prius! 

For your chance to win, and to make a pledge to start conserving water, be sure to sign-up online between April 1 – 30, 2017, at the following link:



Thursday, March 23, 2017

35th Annual Historic Homes Tour


Each year on the first Sunday in May, MOHPG sponsors a tour of homes in Monrovia.  Five to seven homes, representing the wide variety of vintage structures which helps make Monrovia a desirable place to live, are opened to the public.  Over 200 volunteers, many who do not belong to the organization, work many hours to make the tour a success, This is MOHPG’s primary fundraiser of the year.  

Visitors from outside the immediate area are delighted to discover this “gem” of a city of restored and well-maintained vintage homes.  A typical year will find 500-700 “lookie-loos” spending up to six hours (the homes are open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) exploring the homes and delving into each house’s unique history.

Look for information about the event on the home page of this website beginning sometime in early March of each year. Tickets will be available for purchaseonline, usually by the end of March.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Register TODAY for the MAP Neighborhood Conference!



Last year, over 350 people had the opportunity to learn and engage in community building by attending workshops, meeting neighbors and learning about Monrovia. This year's 8th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference is building up to be even better. This year's conference will give participants more insight as to the inner workings of City departments, and how they can become more involved in their community.

See the link below for information on all of the fantastic workshops we will have this year! Each workshop has been carefully thought out as a building block of building better. Building better homes, building a better response to homelessness, building better mental health awareness, building on our history, etc. all of these workshops build on the idea that we are better together and each of our experiences helps us to build better together. So keep that in mind leading up to the conference, how can you help in building better? Register TODAY!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-map-neighborhood-conference-tickets-31268471841

Monday, March 20, 2017

Visit Monrovia's Flying Field on April 30


Did you know that from 1928 to 1953, Monrovia had its very own airport!  The facility was located parallel to Shamrock Avenue just south of Huntington Drive.  At the airport, pilots practiced their craft, students learned to fly, and passengers went for rides – along with the occasional movie being filmed!

Now, history lovers and flying enthusiasts can relive those aviation years with a special event being hosted by the Monrovia Historical Museum and the Monrovia Historical Society!  Titled, “Monrovia’s Flying Field,” the event will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Monrovia Historical Museum (742 East Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA).  Tickets for the public are $5 at the door, and refreshments will be served.

The event will feature chats with and stories from experts in the history of the Flying Field.  There will also be photographs of historic planes, and videos of the Flying Field in action.  In addition there will be photos of the McDonald Brothers first hamburger stand… which was at the Monrovia airport!  Special guests for the event will include Tom Blackburn, son of the airport owner Al Blackburn, and Gary Boen, airport historian and collector of more than 1,000 photos and papers on the airport.

The event is co-sponsored by the Monrovia Historical Museum and the Monrovia Historical Society.  Both organizations have decades-long history in preserving and presenting local history.  The Museum contains exhibits on the Flying Field as well as the founding of Monrovia and its early history.  It is open every Thursday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Monrovia Historical Society oversees the historic George Anderson House and oversees the Monrovia Legacy Project.  The Legacy Project is digitizing the city historian’s collection which will be shared online and through the Monrovia Library.

Come to the Monrovia Historical Museum on April 30 to Learn about Monrovia’s Own Airport!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FREE Waterwise Workshops

Upper San Gabriel Valley Metropolitan Water District is offering a variety of free workshops to help residents become waterwise!  Because even with all of the rain we have experienced lately… Southern California IS STILL IN A DROUGHT!  This means that we all need to continue to do our part to conserve water.

So if you are ready to do your part, we hope that you’ll your neighbors at one of the free workshops listed below.  Also, to register for any of the workshops, or for any additional information, please call (626) 443-2297, or email Valeria@usgvmwd.org.

Finding and Fixing Leaks **NEW CLASS!!!**
Did you know that approximately 10% of American homes leak more than 90 GALLONS of water per- day?  That’s a lot of wasted water!  Attend this free workshop to learn things like the common indoor/outdoor leaks, leak detection at the water meter, basic repairs and isolating leaks.

  • When:  Tuesday March 28, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. presented in English 
  • Where: Upper District Board Room, 602 E. Huntington Dr. Suite B, Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Reservation:  Call 626-443-2297 or email Valeria@usgvmwd.org




California Friendly Landscape Training (CFLT)
Even with all of the recent rain, California is still in a drought.  Learn 6 ways to make your garden California friendly!

  • Presented in Spanish 
    • When:  Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    • Where:  Mountain View Park, Maxson Auditorium, 12127 Elliot Avenue, El Monte, CA  91731
  • Presented in English
    • When:  Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 
    • Where: Upper District Board Room, 602 E. Huntington Dr. Suite B, Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Presented in Mandarin
    • When:  Wednesday, May 3, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Where:  Upper District Board Room, 602 E. Huntington Dr. Suite B, Monrovia, CA 91016


Greywater – Laundry to Landscape
Learn all about greywater and how to design and build your own Laundry to Landscape System!


  • Presented in English
    • When:  Saturday, May 6, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Where: Upper District Board Room, 602 E. Huntington Dr. Suite B, Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Presented in Spanish
    • When:  Saturday, June 3, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 
    • Where:  Esther Snyder Community Center, Meeting Room #1, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
  • Presented in Mandarin
    • When:  Saturday, June 10, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Where:  Upper District Board Room, 602 E. Huntington Dr. Suite B, Monrovia, CA 91016