Prop 68; The California Clean Water & Safe Parks Act
UPDATE: A big thank you to those that supported and helped pass Prop 68! Here is the official press release.
On Monday March 12, Crystal Cove Conservancy held an informational fundraising event at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona Del Mar to show our support for Proposition 68; The California Clean Water & Safe Parks Act. The event had a good turnout and was highlighted by presentations from Alfredo Gonzales (of the Resources Legacy Fund to Orange County), as well as our President and CEO Alix Hobbs, and founder Laura Davick. Prop 68 is a $4 billion parks and water bond that will be featured on the June 2018 ballot in California and could potentially have an enormous impact on Crystal Cove State Park and the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages. The bond includes several investments that range from infrastructure improvements for clean drinking water, to much needed park repairs and improvements. The feature that is most exciting to the Conservancy is a $200 million provision “for preserving, protecting, and restoring existing state parks, including a pilot program to make coastal visits more affordable for low-income families.” This could be enormously beneficial in our restoration of the remaining seventeen cottages. As was noted by Laura Davick in her presentation, The Conservancy benefitted tremendously from a previous bond (Proposition 40 in 2002) that was instrumental in getting the Phase I cottage restoration project underway and making Crystal Cove the jewel that it is today.
If you would like to help us in supporting this very important proposition which will appear on the California June ballot, you can get the word out to your friends and family, as well as make donations by check made payable to Californians for Clean Water and Safe Parks, Sponsored by Conservation Groups, MEMO – FPPC ID# 1399547, and remit to Crystal Cove Conservancy, #5 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast CA 92657. Thank you for your continued support of Crystal Cove Conservancy and our mission.