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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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1100 Acres Added to Anza-Borrego Park in 2008


http://theabf.org/hottopics.htm

(Panorama of the historic Anza Trail through Coyote Canyon, current ABFI acquistion project. Photo by Nicholas Clapp)

It has been an amazing year for Anza-Borrego Foundation and Institute! As you may have heard, the outlook appears promising in our efforts to keep the Sunrise Powerlink from crossing through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We anticipate the official ruling will arrive in December and will let you know as soon as the final outcome is decided. We owe our success in this case and everything we do to donors just like you and we ask that you consider making a year-end gift to Anza-Borrego Foundation and Institute. If you make your gift right away we can match your donation! Thanks to the generosity of lead donors, we are able to stretch your donation even further by doubling the first $20,000 we receive. Please make your gift today!

Here are a few other successes from this year:

Anza Initiative – we have already added more than 700 acres in the northern wilderness area of the Park. And big news – our grant for this project was extended and another $3 million is committed to completing the project. ¨

Biological Mitigation – working with the County of San Diego, we have preserved more than 400 acres of Federally endangered flat-tailed horned lizard habitat – and will ultimately double that acreage for conservation in the Park when project concludes!

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