Received this email from the Altadena Foothills Conservancy -- a rare opportunity, but a short window for action:Dear Friend of the Altadena Foothills Conservancy,
Last Friday something important happened that I think will make you smile. The AFC signed an agreement to purchase 20 acres of prime habitat at the mouth of Rubio Canyon (see attached photo). This key parcel will secure trail access and ensure that the creek and surrounding habitat right up to the Forest boundary is preserved for all time. This is an urgent deal and the owner has required that we complete the purchase by the end of September. But we will get an even better deal if we can buy the land by August 25 - 20% off the purchase price. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to complete this sale and provide for a small land stewardship fund. Already we have raised almost $6,000 from board members and friends.
The clock is ticking - we have less than one or at most two months to raise this money. If land conservation in the foothills is important to you - and I believe it is - we urgently need your help right now. I hope you will make as generous a contribution as you can. In addition to funding this purchase quickly, we need to raise even more to be ready to move the next time a conservation-minded landowner comes to us with an urgent deal. Having money in the bank enables us to act quickly. Even outright donations of land cost money, for escrow and other services, insurance, surveys, and a modest endowment to pay for cleanup and upkeep.
You can make a secure on-line donation right now by going to http://www.altadenafoothills.
You can make a difference today.
Nancy Steele, President
On behalf of the board:
Lori Paul, Vice President
Mary Barrie, Treasurer
Michelle Markman, Secretary