In late 2013, the Creeks Division purchased a 14.19 acre parcel on Foothill Road along upper Arroyo Burro in Barger Canyon.
The parcel is an environmentally sensitive, but degraded, site with approximately 1,800 linear feet of creek frontage on both banks of Arroyo Burro.
The property is upstream of a significant Creek Tree Restoration project on seven private properties, and includes an important scenic view corridor from Foothill Road up to the Los Padres National Forest.
The purchase also included a conservation easement over a portion of an adjacent property. The conservation easement allows the City to design, restore, and protect an additional 290 linear foot reach of Arroyo Burro. The conservation easement will also prevent future development or land uses near the creek on the adjacent parcel in perpetuity.
Construction was completed in December 2016. For more information, please contact Erin Markey at (805) 560-7549.