Saving Clover Valley
December 2022: Happy Holidays From Clover Valley Foundation
Clover Valley Foundation continued to work on its mission to preserve Clover Valley's beautiful natural attributes in 2022. Despite being surrounded by ongoing urban developments, Clover Valley remains in its natural state providing critical wildlife habitat and open space in the Rocklin region of Placer County.
We are excited about major positive proposals to acquire Clover Valley as an open space preserve. William Jessup University (WJU), a Christian college located here in Rocklin, has teamed with Placer Land Trust (PLT) to assist with strategies to fund acquisition of 487± acres of Clover Valley through local, state and federal grant programs, as well as reaching out to prospective major donors in the region. See WJU's vision for Clover Valley.
CVF supports WJU's plans that include creating a preserve depending on the level of funding obtained through combined efforts with PLT, public agencies, and other organizations.
The second positive development this year was the recognition of Clover Valley's value as an open space preserve by the Placer County Board of Supervisors who approved a $1.1 million contribution to the PLT/WJU acquisition campaign.
We commend the County for its action that hopefully will stimulate others to donate to the campaign.
CVF Board members and supporters have voluntarily worked continuously for 24 years to preserve Clover Valley and will carry on via outreach campaigns, festivals, and other events in order to keep Clover Valley in the hearts and minds of conservationists in our region. As a 501(c) Nonprofit, CVF appreciates our supporters for their contributions throughout the year and welcomes year-end donations for our long-term mission to save Clover Valley's entire 622 acres in perpetuity.
The CVF Board of Directors wishes you the happiest of holidays and a great 2023.
Duane Wilson — Loyal and Passionate CVF Donor
Duane loved nature and was active in efforts to preserve open space for his grandchildren and future generations. He was a supporting member of Clover Valley Foundation and volunteered many hours to preserve the last remaining open space in Rocklin. He is featured in a short documentary, "Clover Valley — Last of Its Kind," about the grassroots citizen campaign to save the valley. Donations in Duane's honor can be made to Clover Valley Foundation.
Clover Valley — Last of Its Kind
This is a short video documentary produced by Sierra College Professor Sean Booth. It describes the environmental issues and what is at stake in losing Clover Valley to another urban sprawl development project. (20 minutes)
Clover Valley Foundation — Interview with Marilyn Jasper
Listen and watch the 7-minute video interview to understand why saving Clover Valley is important and critical to the region. (7 minutes)
Help Save Clover Valley
We are actively engaged in the effort to preserve Clover Valley, a beautiful and unique natural area in Rocklin, California. Read about the valley's ecology and history on our website, find out about the EIR process, or look at some of the amazing pictures of Clover Valley. Then, think about how you can help keep this valley an asset in Placer County for future generations.
We now have the ability to accept donations through PayPal. Visit our How You Can Help page for the PayPal "Donate" button.
See our News Archive page for news items and links to past newsletters. You'll see the progress we've made over the last decade and some of the challenges we'e faced.
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