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Sunday, October 26, 2008

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Measure W in the East SF Bay Will Help Complete the Bay Ridge Trail and Parks System in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties



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from http://savemountdiablo.org

I am writing to ask for your vote on an urgent environmental issue in the Bay Area. The East Bay Regional Park District's Measure WW will appear on the November 4th ballot in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Measure WW:
· Extends 1988's original parks bond measure, to protect our parks, with no tax increase
· Preserves open space, establishes new parks and trails
· Rehabilitates aging park facilities, restores sensitive wildlife habitats
· Protects and renews our urban creeks and ponds
WW needs 2/3rds support in order to pass, so the campaign needs your help today:
1) Spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues, by forwarding this email.
2) Make a financial contribution to the campaign.
3) Sign up to
Volunteer . email Mauricio Garzon, Community Organizer for the Sierra Club
Please help pass Measure WW today. This is going to be a very, very close election, and your involvement can make the difference.

Save Mount Diablo's Mangini Ranch (Scott Hein)


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Several More Parcels are Saved Near Mount Diablo

From Fall 2008 issue of "Diablo Watch"

http://www.savemountdiablo.org/DiabloWatch/2008FallDiabloWatch.pdf

East Bay Regional Park District has optioned the 153-acre Schwartz property as an addition to Morgan Territory Regional Preserve and must complete purchase by February. The property is not yet accessible but it’s easily viewed from the Morgan Ridge Trail or Highland Ridge, across the road in SMD’s Morgan Ranch addition to Mt. Diablo State Park.


Save Mount Diablo has just protected two parcels on the eastern ridge of East Bay Regional Park District’s 1,030 acre Clayton Ranch land bank, at the mouth of Dark Canyon. 17 acre Marsh Creek-II was purchased at the end of May, and 35 acres of the 38-acre Marsh
Creek-III property was protected with an easement in July with the help of Contra Costa County Supervisor Susan Bonilla.

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