Sunday, April 09, 2006

Empire Mine May Grow By 30%

There is a movement afoot for the acquisition of parcels on Osborne Hill by Empire Mine Historic State Park. The map to the left show the current park boundaries. This acquisition is fantastic news, as there are a lot of fun, twisty trails in this area.
How legitimate is this effort?:
  • The property owner is signing a willingness-to-sell letter
  • State Parks is signing a letter expressing their interest in theses parcels
  • The Rural Quality Foundation is submitting a grant proposal for funds for the purchase(s)
  • The Nevada County BOS is expected to sign a letter of support this week.
Learn more about this here (PDF file).

How can you help? Attend the BOS hearing and speak up in support of this project! The hearing is on April 11 at 2:30PM at the Rood Center in Nevada City.

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