Celebrating the San Marcos Foothills
Scroll through John's photos above
By John Wiley
To celebrate the successful fundraiser to preserve the San Marcos Foothills West Mesa, we looked through some photos we like. The perspective is so different from the ground, air, and mountains!
If you haven't visited it yet, we hope you get a better idea of how beautiful this area is. If you send Edhat some photos, maybe they can add them or publish a collection.
Thanks to all who joined us in supporting this effort. Can you tell where and when each of these pix was taken?
By Charles Brewster
San Marcos Foothills captured in February of 2018.
By Sheryl S.
As a native Californian, born and raised in this state. a wildlife conservationist, an artist, and decades long resident of Santa Barbara, I always get involved when preserving open space or helping wildlife is a thing. I attended the protests, painted big colorful signs, and watched as the police blocked people from trying to get to the gate and even arrested a couple of peaceful protestors.
I painted a wood panel painting of Santa Barbara and sold it for a good chunk to raise funds for this effort. A man in Las Vegas bought that painting from posts on my Instagram account. People from out of town even donated because we were all sharing this effort with friends and family and followers on social media. Here are some of my photos of our impassioned effort to preserve this beautiful land for wildlife, for open coastal space, for future generations and beyond. A few mansions for the wealthy would have done nothing good for our community as a whole, but this massive grass roots effort was healing, empowering, inspiring and successful. Here are some of my signs, the painting I sold, and a little video of some of the wild neighbors that we fought so hard for.
Thank you, to every single person who raised funds, donated, raised your voices, attended the events and made the effort. WE DID IT! I'm so proud of our community. This just makes my heart sing.