Saving Contra Costa
photo: richard gylgayton

In May, 2015 we launched Saving Contra Costa, a campaign to more than double John Muir Land Trust’s protected acreage over the next five years. Since 1989, JMLT has preserved 3,100 acres of open space in Contra Costa County. Our wild lands are among the most beautiful in the area, rich with natural resources and California history.

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Our first project in the campaign, West Hills Farm, preserved 44 acres of scenic and historic land adjacent to the John Muir National Historic Site. Our second successful milestone is the successful completion of the Campaign to Save Carr Ranch, a stunning 604-acre property near Moraga in the Upper San Leandro Watershed and a rare opportunity to protect Bay Area clean drinking water at its source. With an outpouring of donations from thousands of people and organizations across the East Bay, we raised $7 million and announced in November 2016 that by coming together as a community we had permanently protected this beautiful property. Carr Ranch exemplifies the cultural legacy of California ranches and the ranching families that care for them.

Please help today.

Your donation to John Muir Land Trust helps protect Contra Costa lands forever. Not distant forests or rivers, but the familiar vistas and valleys we see each day. These are places we know and whose preservation is a very real and local need. Saving land means clean air and water, recreation, family bonding and a place where all of nature can thrive. Your donation ensures a better quality of life that you can enjoy today and future generations will always have. Individual contributions to John Muir Land Trust are recognized at three distinct levels: Partners Circle, Stewardship Circle and Leadership Circle.