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Let’s do it!

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 at 11:03 am in Creeks, Ecosystem, Open space.

I need your help.

We must come up with $6,250 a week for the next eight weeks so the Muir Heritage Land Trust can raise $50,000 to support the process of opening the 700-acre Fernandez Ranch property to the public.

This beautiful historic ranch is the Trust’s most recent purchase. As responsible land stewards, they need to make the property safe so you can enjoy it. This means restoring eroded sections of Rodeo Creek, replacing a large bridge destroyed by flooding, and building a staging area to provide safe parking for visitors. Grant funding will hopefully pay for most of the big construction costs.

This process will take about two years to finish, but they can’t do anything until we raise the money to pay for their operation needs (day-to-day expenses) and help them get started.

The Fernandez Ranch is an extraordinary piece of West Contra Costa’s natural landscape, stretching from Alhambra Valley north to Highway 4, off Christie Road. You can see it when you drive from Martinez to Hercules along Highway 4, off to the left behind the Franklin Canyon Golf Course.

"We" is you, me, school kids, businesses, foundations — anyone who cares anything about preserving open spaces. No donation is too small (or too big!). Please send your tax-deductible donation to: Muir Heritage Land Trust, Fernandez Ranch Adventure, P.O. Box 2452, Martinez, CA 94553. Let’s do it!

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