February 8, 2015

Coastal Conservancy Approves Grant

Thanks to so many of you, on January 29 the State Coastal Conservancy unanimously, and enthusiastically, granted $1 million in voter-passed resource bond funds to Caltrans, allowing Caltrans to proceed with planning, design, and environmental compliance for the
wildlife crossing west of Liberty Canyon. Over 100 letters in support were received from residents, impressing Conservancy Board members with the strong support from area
residents. The National Wildlife Federation is now a critical partner in the construction fundraising efforts ahead, shining a bright light at the national level on this first-in-the-nation crossing of an urban freeway the size of Highway 101. The planning documents that will be prepared over the next 18-24 months, will also determine the preferred alternative design and optimal location to connect habitat from the Simi Hills on our north across the freeway to the south into the Santa Monicas and to the sea.

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