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Thursday, September 14, 2023

SCC 9/2023

A Few New Coast Parks for California!


SANTA ANA RIVER PARK IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY: disburse up to $354,000 to augment the Conservancy grant of $2,087,500 previously authorized (8/22/2019) to the City of Riverside for (1) the acquisition of four acres at 5200 Tequesquite Avenue in the City of Riverside in Riverside County

OJAI IN VENTURA COUNTY: disburse up to $400,000 to the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy to acquire a 44.38-acre property that includes the Riverview trailhead, Ventura River Preserve, in unincorporated Ventura County.

EEL RIVER IN TRINITY COUNTY: disburse up to $3,950,000 to The Wildlands Conservancy to acquire approximately 8,085 acres of the Lone Pine Ranch property at the confluence of the Eel River mainstem and Kekawaka Creek in Trinity County
The project represents the final phase of the acquisition of the formerly private 26,600-acre Lone Pine Ranch for the purposes of preserving and restoring fish and wildlife habitat, providing public access and recreation, and protecting open space and natural resources. When added to the TWC’s adjacent 3,000-acre Emerald Waters Reserve, this acquisition will result in the permanent protection of 29,600 acres of land along the Eel River. ...Acquisition of the Lone Pine Ranch is part of a landscape scale conservation strategy in the Eel River Watershed, complementing conservation land holdings by the Golden State Conservancy at Eel River Ranch and McKee Ridge Ranch and conservation easement acquisitions by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation through the Eel River Peninsula Project upstream of the Lone Pine Ranch.

NAPA COUNTY: disburse up to $2,375,000 for the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to acquire 56.8 acres of historic tidal marshland within the lower tidal reach of the Napa River [POSTPONED]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO BAY: disburse up to $1,188,000 to Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority to prepare a draft master plan for approximately 1,550 acres of conserved lands in Coyote Valley, Santa Clara County.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: disburse up to $1,570,000 to the California Rangeland Trust to acquire a conservation easement over the 1,014-acre Wong Asuncion Ranch in unincorporated Atascadero

LOS CERRITOS IN ORANGE COUNTY: disburse up to $31,852,000 to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority for the Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project, 103.5 acres of wetlands in Seal Beach formerly known as the Hellman Ranch

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