In a great bit of conservation news, the East Bay Regional Park District has announced that it will buy the 1,885 acre Roddy Ranch south of Antioch in Eastern Contra Costa County. This property makes up part of EBCNPS’s Four Valleys Botanical Priority Protection Area and we are hopeful that with Park District ownership, this land will remain protected and preserved in the future. Before the EBRPD’s announcement that they were purchasing the land, this parcel was under great pressure from developers. You can view EBCNPS’s past comment letter regarding development plans for this area here: https://ebcnps.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/ebcnps-submitts-comments-for-recirculated-roddy-ranch-deir/

The Contra Costa Times has reported on this purchase and you can view that article here: http://www.contracostatimes.com/contra-costa-times/ci_23489648/east-bay-regional-park-district-buy-roddy-ranch

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