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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

State saving 70 acres in Marin and San Mateo Counties...

Two Purchases by the State on the Coast

From the 7/21 and 9/22/2011 agenda of the State's Coastal Conservancy
http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2011/1107/index.html
http://scc.ca.gov/2011/09/09/coastal-conservancy-public-meeting-september-22-2011/

SAN GERONIMO RIDGE

disburse up to $450,000 to the County of Marin for acquisition of an approximately 20-acre open space property on San Geronimo Ridge near the town of Forest Knolls, Marin County. 9/22/11 Coastal Conservancy

WAVECREST

disburse up to $2,650,000 to the Coastside Land Trust to acquire the 50-acre coastal parcel of the Wavecrest property in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, to design and plan the California Coastal Trail through the property, and to produce a conceptual design for extending the Coastal Trail south to Redondo Beach. 9/22/11 Coastal Conservancy

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AND RESTORATION OF SOUTH L.A. COUNTY'S LAST LARGE WETLAND:

disburse up to $225,000 to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority for preparation of a conceptual restoration plan for the Los Cerritos wetlands complex in the cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, and Seal Beach, Orange County.
(Recent purchases of the Los Cerritos wetlands parcels are labeled "LCWA" and "City of Long Beach")

More info on recent purchases is here: http://www.lbreport.com/news/may11/wetdel1.htm
and http://lcwetlands.org/board/2011_08_10/Board_Report_August_2011.pdf
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PLUS A BATTLE OVER L.A. BEACH ACCESSWAYS:

disburse up to $20,000 to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority to manage public beach accessways in Malibu.

Public hearing, consideration, and Conservancy determination as to whether Access for All (AFA) has failed in its obligation to properly manage the Ackerberg Easement located at 22486 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California for public access to the shoreline; and, if so, possible authorization for the Conservancy to accept the Ackerberg Easement or designate another entity to accept the Ackerberg Easement. 9/22/11 Coastal Conservancy

http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/sccbb/2011/1107/20110721Board11_Ackerberg_Public_Access_Easement.pdf
7/21/2011 Coastal Conservancy

MORE ON THE L.A BEACH ACCESSWAY ISSUE:

http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/2011/09/news-about-la-trails-and-mountain-parks.html

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