John Muir Land Trust nearing a goal for Almond Ranch, thanks to readers

DEAR JOAN: We have been touched by the many heartfelt letters we’ve received from your readers in support of our campaign to acquire Almond Ranch, a vital 281-acre addition to the wildlife corridor along Franklin Ridge in Martinez and a key connector for the visionary Bay Area Ridge Trail. Here are just a few:

“I was moved by the articles that I read about supporting the acquisition of the Almond Ranch. It’s so important to expand and link the corridors for wildlife. Thank you for what you do.”

“Five generations of my family grew up in Martinez. The hills will always be dear to my heart.”