Measure AA will Enhance Protection of Redwood Forests

Measure AA will help fund enhancement projects like the newly opened Russian Ridge parking facility.
Measure AA will help fund enhancement projects like the newly opened Russian Ridge parking facility.

Driving home from a redwood hike this afternoon, I stopped at the newly opened Russian Ridge parking facility on Alpine Road which offers access to Audrey’s Way, recognizing Audrey Rust, POST past-President (see picture).

Lynn Jackson, district volunteer at Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, helped me understand how Measure AA will enhance protection of and access to redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, including the following projects:

  • Completing the Purisima-to-the-Sea Trail including watershed protection at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve;
  • Improving access and interpretive programs at Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve;
  • Redwood preservation in an area (west of the parking facility) that would knit together the County and State Parks, including Pescadero Creek County Park and Portola Redwoods State Park.

We need to connect the dots and finish the job begun by those before us so that these redwood forests and other important open spaces are stewarded for future generations.

Measure AA needs two-thirds of voter support — make sure to cast your ballot with a “yes” vote for AA today, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. You can make all the difference for our precious open space.

Thank you!

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Andy Vought is the President of Portola and Castle Rock Foundation as well as a League Board Member.


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