Sky Ranch today
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Preserve this 16-acre property for public open space
Residents of Marin County have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve a strikingly beautiful 16-acre property for public open space. This parcel, known as Sky Ranch, is pivotal to connecting existing open space on the Mt. Tam watershed and Bald Hill area to our community, and preserving it for future generations. The property is located in both San Anselmo and Fairfax, and would be readily accessible to hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. Current zoning allows for residential development of the whole property. The only way to ensure access for recreation, protect the ridge top and secure wildlife habitat is to purchase the land for open space.
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Marin Open Space Trust (MOST) has a contract to purchase Sky Ranch for a very limited time before the property goes back on the market. MOST, along with Fairfax and San Anselmo, has carried out a major fundraising campaign to save Sky Ranch for public open space in perpetuity. The purchase price is $1.2 million. Sky Ranch will be a gateway to over 100,000 acres of MMWD, GGNRA and Marin County Open Space and hundreds of miles of public trails stretching all the way to the Golden Gate and Point Reyes.The addition of the Sky Ranch as open space has been a long-anticipated goal, and has been in the Town of San Anselmo’s General Plan since the 1980’s. When the purchase is completed it will expand Marin County Parks adjoining 30-acre Bald Hill Preserve to 46 acres. Long used as a horse ranch, the property would undergo extensive restoration. Wildlife including deer, bobcats, coyotes, rabbits, songbirds and raptors will benefit from protected habitat and our community will gain a parcel with striking views into the Ross Valley, and San Francisco Bay. In addition, the restoration activities would improve water quality in the Corte Madera Creek watershed, which supports steelhead trout, a state and federally listed threatened species.
Standing on the edge of the ridge at Sky Ranch and watching as the sun’s first light spills onto the bay is the perfect start to your day.–Jonathan Braun
Make a tax deductible donation to Marin Open Space. Together we will continue to preserve Marin’s beauty and open spaces. You can do it online, or you can also donate by sending a check to MOST, P.O. Box 4133, San Rafael, CA 94913.
For information and updates, please return to MOST’s website at: www.marinopenspacetrust.org.