Will the Pismo Preserve be Purchased?

The clock was turned back a month as the close of Escrow was moved to August 31, 2014 in order to accommodate a large allocation of funds coming in on August 28. However, the clock is ticking down as the end of August draws near to purchase the Pismo Preserve.

There continues to be a flurry of support from all over the community. The largest allocation of funds proposed is coming from the Regional Water Quality Control Board with the allocation of $350 K from the 1988 Guadalupe Oil Spill Settlement Funds going towards the project which should be finalized at their August 28 board meeting. This amount has already been included in the final tally.

At the time of this writing, the latest dollar count on August 6 states that 11.5 million dollars have been raised of the 12 million needed. That leaves (only) $500,000 to be raised by the end of August. Time is drawing near and the community is pulling together as over 1 million was raised last month! Any amount is useful as it all adds up. The smallest private donation has been $2.00 and the largest is $100K. Recently, a private individual donated $10,000 through the website.

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Something for Every Nature Enthusiast and Outdoor Activity Participant

The pristine, California coastal landscape with stunning views that makes up the 900 acres of Pismo Preserve will be developed for Equestrians, Hikers and Bikers to use. The only development planned will be a staging area off Mattie Road in Shell Beach. The staging area will be developed with Equestrians in mind.

The final details of the staging area will be developed once the Pismo Preserve has been purchased. Access will be open to the public and free of charge. An Endowment has also been collected to preserve this beautiful costal land for public use for generations to come.

It’s all Up to Us

Let’s all do our part! Local Equestrians set a $10,000 goal for gathered donations. Let’s show our support as Equestrians and donate here: Central Coast Equestrians Fundraising Page.

Keep up on the latest developments through the Friends of Pismo Preserve Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/PismoPreserve

Painting by Peggy Turk.

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Former Pony Clubber, Eventer and Dressage rider who balanced training and showing with getting a college degree (from Cal Poly SLO), becoming a wife and raising a family.

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