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2015 Fall Newsletter

As 2015 comes to a close and the sun rises and sets further onto the southern horizons, we reminisce on the year that was, and contemplate the opportunities that 2016 presents.

2016 will be the 25th year of The Escondido Creek Conservancy’s (TECC) existence and we are proud of the fact that in our 24th year we preserved some properties that were identified as high value open space/habitat acquisitions by the founding members of TECC in 1991. That is a prime example of, “keeping your eye on the ball”.

2015 was a year of incredible accomplishments. We finished acquiring a suite of properties in southern Eflin Forest that completed an 800 acre preserve we have named Los Cielos Preserve. This preserve is bordered by the Rancho Cielo development to the south, the Eflin Forest Recreational Reserve to the east, Harmony Grove Rd. to the north, and preserved parcels on the southern slopes of Paint Mountain. TECC is not resting on its laurels in the acquisitions department. We now have over 1,000 acres in option in other parts of the watershed. These include Mountain Gate, 740 acres in the Reidy Creek portion of the watershed, east of I-15 and west of North Broadway, the Von Sagern 240 acre parcel to the north of Lake Wohlford.