Making the Connection

Good news for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. The California State Coastal Conservancy’s Board of Directors recently authorized the funding of a $5.5 million grant to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Conservancy for acquisition of the Upper Filiorum property from York Long Point Associates.

Good news for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. The California State Coastal Conservancy’s Board of Directors recently authorized the funding of a $5.5 million grant to the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Conservancy for acquisition of the Upper Filiorum property from York Long Point Associates.

Upper Filiorum is the largest block of privately-owned open land remaining on the south side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

“For many years, the city and the PVPLC have been working together to acquire this increasingly rare coastal open space where residents and visitors can enjoy the solitude of the preserves and which will be kept open for the public to enjoy forever,” said Carolyn Lehr, City Manager of RPV.

The approval marks a significant step towards the purchase of 161 acres of open space, as well as 30 acres of donated open space from York Associates. If completed, the transaction will finally connect the Portuguese Bend Reserve to the east with the Three Sisters Reserve to the west, creating a Palos Verdes Nature Preserve of 1,400 acres, 950 of which will be contiguous.

With $600,000 from the city added to the total, the PVPLC must raise an additional $400,000 by December 31, 2009, to secure the $6.5 million sale price.

Lend your support to the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve Acquisition and Restorations Fund at pvplc.org.