Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Nature Walk Through Coyote Hills

Hello Fullerton. Today I went on a Nature Walk put on by the Friends of Coyote Hills group. We walked through the Robert Ward Nature Preserve (which is currently open to residents), and then along the fencing of the over 500 acres of open space that is currently owned by the Chevron corporation and fenced off. Chevron recently proposed a massive development project for this land, which is home to the threatened/endangered species the California gnatcatcher and one of the last large open spaces left in North Orange County, but the city council rejected the proposal. This was largely due to the massive community outcry against the proposal. I took some photos on the hike through this peaceful, pretty landscape. Let's hope the City of Fullerton, Chevron, and any other interested parties, can work out an agreement to preserve this land as open space, for future generations.

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Visit the Friends of Coyote Hills web site: www.coyotehills.org to find out about their efforts.

Also, check out this sweet video made by my friend and artist Paul Nagel about this issue:

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome Jesse. I used to go up there to contemplate. There used to be a hole in the fence and I would hike up to this peak and it was so peaceful and quiet. There are also a lot of bird species up there. Fight the good fight!

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