Spotlight on Conservative – Go Wild for the Peninsula, more open space preserved 

The rainmakers.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy hosted an event on August 26 to share with the public their latest, monumental success in securing public funding totaling $19.78 million to purchase 96 acres of open space in Rancho Palos Verdes. The funding was a perfect “trifecta,” involving state, county and local governments. The Conservancy plans to clear the area of non-native plants such as wild mustard, which poisons the soil for native plants, and Acacia, which contains highly flammable oils that can create “fire ladders.” Conservancy President Rob Kantz described the acquisition as a “journey across generations.”

Photos by Stephanie Cartozian


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