Gift Of Land To Expand John Muir Historic Site Awaits Congressional Approval
John Muir Land Trust Earns National RecognitionAugust 24, 2016
John Muir Land Trust Announces Carr Ranch Is SavedNovember 22, 2016
JMLT and EBMUD Celebrate Carr Ranch Partnership | March 15, 2017
MORAGA, CA -- John Muir Land Trust and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) celebrated the launch of their partnership to preserve Carr Ranch by hosting community leaders, elected officials, supporters and stakeholders for a morning event that ended with hikes to view the property. This unique partnership is protecting vital watershed land that is an important local source of high-quality drinking water for East Bay residents.
JMLT and EBMUD signed a Conservation Agreement in late 2016 to protect the property in perpetuity. Under this agreement, EBMUD’s role is to preserve the watershed on the property, protect wildlife habitat, maintain open spaces and natural scenery, and preserve historical ranching heritage. JMLT will manage permanent public access to Carr Ranch for light recreation such as hiking, wildlife viewing, on-leash dog walking and equestrian activities.
Carr Ranch will open to the public in late 2017.
EBMUD Press Release | Finding Solutions: East Bay Municipal Utility District and John Muir Land Trust celebrate permanent preservation of Lamorinda watershed land
Castro Valley Forum | EBMUD Buys Ranch Bordering Local Reservoir
Lamorinda Weekly | EBMUD Celebrates Carr Ranch watershed acquisition
East Bay Times | Moraga: Spotlight on preserved ranch land
abc 7 NEWS | CARR RANCH LAND BETWEEN MORAGA & OAKLAND UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
KRON4 | EBMUD acquires 604-acre Carr Ranch for $4.47 million, will open to hikers