The Pasadena City Council will discuss Monday night how to implement a state grant to restore native habitat in the Hahamonga Watershed Park.
The Council will vote at Monday's meeting on starting an agreement with the local Arroyo Seco Foundation to help carry out the project.
Assuming the Council approves the agreement, the city would use approximately $3.2 million in state money and combine it with $1.6 million in local funds to carry out a project that includes removing current vegetation and replacing it with native plants, constructing a public restroom, water fountain and picnic area and removal of unused water facilities.
The project is part of a larger plan to improve the west side of the park, and includes construction of a new athletic field and a bike and pedestrian trail. The athletic field has been a source of concern for some local community members who would prefer to see the park remain as a natural area.
The Arroyo Seco Foundation has carried out a variety of local habitat restoration projects including cleaning out a section of the river south of the Rose Bowl and reintroducing the Arroyo chub, a once-common native fish.