Who We Are

Glendale-Crescenta Volunteers Organized In Conserving the Environment (VOICE) was formed in 1997 to address the need for organized support for open space preservation in the Glendale and Crescenta Valley area. Since then we have implemented a vigorous program of public education, cooperation with local, state and federal officials, and participation in the administrative process for open space issues in our area. Our principal focus has been on the Oakmont View V project, a 238-acre development project that was preserved as open space in March of 2003. We now work to educate the public on the value of open space in Glendale, the Crescenta Valley, and the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Our Accomplishments

  • Led the successful battle to preserve the Oakmont View V property which is now owned by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and known as the “Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve.”
  • Organized an unprecedented level of public participation in the City of Glendale during the Oakmont View V campaign.
  • Nominated the Verdugo Mountains to Scenic America who selected them as one of America’s prestigious “Last Chance Landscapes.”
  • Sponsored the successful campaign to name Tongva Peak in honor of Glendale’s Native American heritage.
  • Assisted other grass-roots organizations in open space conservation efforts including Polygon II, Deerpass, and Canyon Hills.

The Future

VOICE has always aspired to the highest level of professionalism and effectiveness. We havebeen praised as a model organization by Joe Edmiston, the Executive Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and other public officials. We are proud to count among our Board of Directors several former presidents of Glendale homeowners associations, the former president of the Crescenta Valley Town Council, and the City of Glendale’s representative to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The quality of our leadership ensures that we will continue to be effective far into the future