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Friday, November 7, 2008

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3016 Acres on Coastline Purchased at November 6 Coastal Conservancy Meeting

Properties include: Ventura River, Irish Hills in SLO, Watsonville Slough and Redwood Creek


http://www.scc.ca.gov/index.php?title=upcoming_meeting_notice_coastal_conserva&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

D. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $96,000 to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to acquire and prepare a stewardship plan for the 53-acre Drapeau property on the Ventura River in Ventura County. http://www.scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/0811bb/0811Board03D_Drapeau_Property_Acquisition.pdf

5. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $7,180,000 to the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County for the 486 acre Watsonville Slough Acquisitions to protect and restore natural resources, and to provide public access in southern Santa Cruz County. http://www.scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/0811bb/0811Board05_Watsonville_Slough_Acquisitions.pdf

(parcels in blue are the latest 486 acre acquisition)

6. Consideration and possible Conservancy authorization to disburse up to $5,000,000 to the American Land Conservancy for the acquisition of approximately 2,400 acres known as Wild Cherry Canyon in San Luis Obispo County for the protection and restoration of natural resources and for public access consistent with those purposes. http://www.scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/0811bb/0811Board06_Wild_Cherry_Canyon.pdf


7. Consideration and possible Conservancy reauthorization to disburse up to $770,000 to the Northcoast Regional Land Trust to acquire the 77-acre McNamara Dairy, in Orick, California. This is a reduction in size of the original land purchase which was to be 108 acres. http://www.scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/0811bb/0811Board07_McNamara_Dairy.pdf

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MORE NEWS ON THE WATSONVILLE WETLANDS PURCHASE:
Land Trust E Update 11/11/08

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County just announced plans to acquire 500 acres of wetland and farmland just outside Watsonville. The land links two already protected wetlands to create a 900 acre block of protected land at the heart of the Watsonville Slough system - the county's largest freshwater wetland.

See photos and learn more at our website:
http://www.LandTrustSantaCruz.org.

Also see stories in the San Jose Mercury news:
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_10950756?nclick_check=1

and the Santa Cruz Sentinel:
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_10954279

and Good Times:
http://www.gtweekly.com/20081110280161/news/environment/beating-developers-to-the-punch

We need your help to complete this transaction - and to protect other land.
Make a donation today online:

https://www.landtrustsantacruz.org/wslough/wslough_donation.htm

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