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Advocates Push to Make Stornetta Public Lands Part of CCNM
—Posted Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 7:29 am—
Advocates are actively pursuing extending California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) status to the 1,132-acre Stornetta Public Lands in Point Arena either through legislation or executive decision.
But even without the status, this is a great place for a walk, especially when the waterfall is running. And, it’s only a half mile from the Point Arena Lighthouse, another must-see destination on your Mendocino Coast Visit.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat recently wrote the following:
One way or another, they’re working to ensure the federally owned property — with its chiseled cliffs, blowholes, waterfalls and aweinspiring vistas — gains the added protection and visibility that would come with nationalmonument standing. “It just raises the level of care that the property gets, and public access, to an entirely new level,” said Winston Bowen, president of the Mendocino Land Trust.
“To my knowledge, there is no known opposition to this,” said Richard Burns, field manager with the Bureau of Land Management.
Visitors already are free to hike the former Stornetta Brothers Coastal Ranch under a $7.8 million conservation deal struck in 2004 that converted the property to federal ownership under the jurisdiction of the BLM.
Monument status would provide improved access to money for purposes such as trail development and maintenance, or possibly permanent bathrooms, as well as a higher level of protection for wildlife and habitat, advocates said.
Art Council Announces Upcoming Events
—Posted Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 3:46 pm—
Get Ready for Spring with Bare Root & Pruning Classes
—Posted Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 11:06 am—
If you’re a plant or garden lover visiting the Mendocino Coast, you ought to consider one of the great classes offered at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Here’s the latest offering, a Bare Root and Pruning Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 am to 1 pm. Please join, Wanda Johansen for this great workshop on planting and pruning bare root fruit trees. Cost is $20 for non members / $15 for members.
Call 707-964-4352 ext 16 to reserve your space.
For full descriptions visit www.gardenbythesea.org
Winter Storms A Beautiful Thing to Watch
—Posted Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 9:18 am—
Mendocino Art Center Plans Dec. 16 Classical Concert
—Posted Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 7:52 am—
Celebrate the joys of the season at a special concert. Holiday-inspired classical works by Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Johann Sebastian Bach and more will be performed by soprano Marja Liisa Kay. There will also be popular Christmas tunes sung by Marja, soprano Lindsay Shields and baritone Dennis Johnson. Pianist Jack Leung will accompany all songs.
A homemade mulled wine will be served during intermission.
Sunday, December 16, 5:00 pm
Mendocino Art Center
Tickets: $10, available at the door