Gregory Canyon

GREGORY CANYON LANDFILL PLAN TRASHED: PALA TRIBE BUYS LAND TO PROTECT SACRED SITES AND HABITAT

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 18, 2016 (San Diego)—A  decades-long battle over the proposed Gregory landfill has ended. Yesterday,  the Pala Band of Mission Indians announced the tribe has complete purchase of more than 700 acres of  the property—including most of Gregory Canyon and Gregory Mountain, a sacred site known as Chokla.

Shasta Gaughen with the Pala Indians called the news  “amazing,” adding in an e-mail, ”This means that a dump in Gregory Canyon will never happen. Chokla,  Medicine Rock, and other spiritual and cultural sites on the property will now be protected forever.  Critical wildlife habitat, endangered species, and the San Luis Rey River will be spared the threat posed by millions of tons of polluting garbage.”

RALLY TO SAVE GREGORY CANYON SET FOR OCTOBER 20

October 14, 2012 (Pala) – A coalition fighting to stop out-of-town investors from developing a garbage dump in Gregory Canyon near Pala will rally at the Pala Rey Youth Camp on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on October 20. Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians and Shasta Gaughen, EPA Director of the Pala Indians will be among the speakers and honored guests. The event will also feature traditional bird singing to protect Gregory Canyon as well as information on the fight to save the sacred mountain, which includes rock paintings and a medicine rock.