The Marin Open Space Trust has a limited opportunity to permanently protect Fairfax’s exceptional 100-acre Wall Property. MOST has an agreement with the current owners that gives us until April 22, 2024 to identify a long-term ownership entity/steward, carry out property due diligence, and line up our acquisition funding.
Please help us raise the funds needed to successfully complete this project and ensure that the Wall Property becomes part of our community forever! All gifts are tax-deductible. Please support this critical acquisition by donating or contacting us at email@example.com or 415-884-2270 about a pledge.
The Wall Property rises dramatically above downtown Fairfax, with three prominent ridgelines, and the community has long used its trails. The land is adjacent to and connects to a trail on the Upper Hawthorne Canyon property in San Anselmo, and the Marinda fire road connects to the County’s Wilder Trail leading to Loma Alta Open Space Preserve.
The undeveloped, hilly property offers magnificent views in all directions, especially from the land’s high point at 720 feet, the highest northern ridgeline above Fairfax. The primary view from most of the property is of the Ross Valley, Mt Tamalpais, and White Hill. At higher elevations, trail users have unobstructed views of Loma Alta and the San Francisco skyline.
The land is a mix of native coast live oak woodland, grasslands, and chaparral, and is a refuge for wildlife. The woodland also includes California bay laurel, Pacific madrone, California buckeye, and big-leaf maple.
For 20 years, the Town of Fairfax has designated this property as proposed open space in its General Plan. The Town and the Association of Bay Area Governments also designated the land as a Priority Conservation Area. Despite the Town’s desire to preserve the land, from 2013 to 2023, the property owner made several development proposals.
MOST now has a short timeframe, until April 22, 2024, to line up the long-term property steward and acquisition funding. We will need to raise $2.35 million for acquisition and project costs.
Please support this critical acquisition by donating or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-884-2270 about a pledge.
Stay up to date on the project’s progress by checking our website!
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the community to come together and acquire the crown jewel of open space in Fairfax.”
Susan Pascal Beran, Fairfax Open Space Committee Chair
Since its founding, MOST has completed nine land protection projects, including three conservation easements acquisitions and six land acquisitions.