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Congresswoman wants Angeles National Forest part of new recreation area

by Sharon McNary | Take Two®

Deb Burgess and her pack of donkeys trek nine miles to deliver supplies on September 5th, 2013. Mae Ryan/KPCC

The rugged San Gabriel Mountains are heavily used by millions of residents who live within easy driving distance. The U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Angeles National Forest, has little money to add rangers, to make trails safer or clean up graffiti.

A local politician hopes to improve the area by making it part of a National Recreation Area. KPCC political reporter Sharon McNary has the story.

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