The Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy has recently signed an agreement to purchase the 11 acre Cottonwood Canyon to ensure that it will be protected from development. This preserve will ensure not only that future generations will be able to enjoy this piece of land adjacent to Brookside Golf Course, but also that it will remain an open and safe corridor for wildlife.
Cottonwood canyon is a beautiful patch of land at the north west end of the Arroyo Seco, south of Devil’s Gate Dam. The Conservancy’s website mentions that Cottonwood Canyon serves as a home to all four major plant communities of the region including, oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral and riparian. In addition, many species of birds and mammals call this area home. All of these contribute to a vital and ecosystem both teaming with life and indispensable to the health of the environment of the San Rafael Hills.
The Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy cannot do it without your help. A 501(c)3, the Conservancy operates on donations from the public. This latest project is no different. Donations help to ensure that there will be open spaces winding though the urban sprawl of Northern Los Angeles.
The Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy is dedicated to preserving and restoring the natural environment in the Foothill communities between the Verdugo Mountains and Eaton Watershed. Several projects are in the works to do just this including providing recreational access to a 25 mile swath of land known as the Emerald Horseshoe.
The Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy is a nonprofit organization which depends on philanthropic support to fulfill its mission. To learn more about their mission, to donate, or find ways to volunteer visit their website at arroyosfoothills.squarespace.com.
Photos courtesy of Arroyo Foothills Conservacy