Saturday, February 9 2008
What Future for Rancho Guejito?
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Joslyn Senior Center
210 Park Ave
Described as "the most important conservation effort of the decade," Rancho Guejito is a 21,400-acre parcel of land that lies just east of Valley Center. One of the last old ranchos surviving from the land grant system of the 1800s, Rancho Guejito has a rich and diverse ecosystem as well as cultural and historic significance. At the same time, developers see an opportunity for residential, commercial and industrial projects and the City of Escondido has expressed an interest in annexation. What will happen?
The Escondido Democratic Club will learn about efforts to preserve Rancho Guejito at its February meeting. The featured speaker is Jeannette Hartman, a San Diego County conservationist who is working with a consortium of 20 groups that are joining in the effort to prevent development. The presentation is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9 at the Joslyn Senior Center, 210 Park Avenue in Escondido. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site.
Additional information on the event is available by calling 760-740-8595 or by visiting the Club website, www.escondidodems.com