The Santa Lucia Conservancy is teaming up with The Trust for Public Land, Trout Unlimited, the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District and interested community members to protect and restore a mile of Carmel River and nearly 200 acres of its floodplain.
One of the oldest families in Carmel Valley has joined with the Santa Lucia Conservancy and two national conservation groups to announce the protection of 140 acres along the Carmel River that will return badly needed water to the river and improve access to Palo Corona Regional Park.
On June 30, the Hatton family completed the sale of 140 acres underlying the Rancho Canada Golf Club’s East Course to The Trust for Public Land. Other project partners include the Santa Lucia Conservancy and Trout Unlimited. The land will ultimately be owned and managed by the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.
Fourth Generation Carmel Valley Family Completes Legacy Conservation Sale to Restore Carmel River
This first acquisition represents a major milestone in the effort to restore river flows and floodplain habitat and to enhance recreational access along
a mile of the Carmel River.
Restoring this golf course to natural habitat allows us to dedicate over
65 million gallons of water back to
Carmel River each year, enhancing
recreational and resource values
for the benefit of all.
This acquisition provides extraordinary benefits for people and for nature, by creating exciting new pathways for wildlife and people, supporting the recovery of the Carmel River, and improving water supply for steelhead trout and Peninsula communities. The benefits of this project extend far beyond the boundaries of a single property, or a single community.
Along with our partners, the Conservancy is also working to protect an adjacent 50 acre property, which will provide additional wildlife habitat, river and floodplain protection. For more information on this project and how you can help, please contact Christy Fischer at (831) 206-4319.