The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy is asking for matching donations to get a $10,000 grant to help purchase a 13-acre parcel in Millard Canyon.
The conservancy has an agreement to purchase the land and keep it as open space. The land is a valuable wildlife corridor, according to a biological survey done by the conservancy (full disclosure: I volunteer as a docent with the group).
John Howell, the AFC's director, issued the following statement about fundraising:
Our friends at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center have challenged you to help save Altadena's Millard Canyon. The Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates have pledged $10,000 to help preserve the property, and has asked the local community to match that $10,000 by June 30.
Millard is a true gem in our foothills -- a densely wooded area with a perennial stream, at the northern edge of Altadena. But it will only stay that way if we act now to preserve it. Doing so would complete the preservation of the entire canyon north of Canyon Crest Road, leaving only two major unprotected canyons in Altadena. To learn more about the land, click here.
For more on the Millard Canyon parcel and the conservancy's work, check out the below links: