An auspicious start for 2011 – nearly 4,000 acres of new land for Golden Gate National Parks

 In Public Lands

As 2010 comes to an end, many of us are thinking about what the future holds in 2011. Just as I revisit my predictions from last year, one piece of news from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy signals at least one auspicious start to the new year.

In early 2011, the Bay Area’s national park – the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) – will expand its southern borders by almost 4,000 acres. The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) will soon transfer Rancho Corral de Tierra, undeveloped land seven miles south of San Francisco, to the National Park Service.

Rancho Corral de Tierra was one of the major properties purchased through POST’s “Saving the Endangered Coast” campaign, which was launched in 2001 with two $50 million gifts from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

You can read more about Rancho Corral de Tierra in the Parks Conservancy’s January 2011 newsletter here.

The Parks Conservancy will lead guided walks on January 8 and January 29, 2011 and a bike ride on January 16, 2011.

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