The Southeast Greenway Campaign received confirmation that we have been awarded the National Park Service's "Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance" grant for the coming year. Congratulations to our Fundraising Team for submitting this grant application and for providing in-depth background on our project. RTCA staff contacted all of our community partners - the Sonoma Land Trust, the City of Santa Rosa, Regional Parks, SCWA and LandPaths to talk about the project. They must have given us high marks because these grants are competitive. This is a technical assistance grant that offers 400 hours of consulting help in the areas of partnership development, public outreach, planning, meeting facilitation, organizational development and capacity building! We look forward to working with the RCTA consultant in the year ahead!
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As 2014 draws to a close, we want to thank you for your support of our campaign to create a Greenway to Spring Lake. This has been an eventful year, with the California Transportation Commission rescinding the Greenway property from their highway plan, and with the formation of a local Community Partnership intent on acquiring the Greenway for community benefit. [Read more]
The Southeast Greenway Campaign scored a big win this summer when the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a Mutual Letter of Intent, authorizing the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department and the Sonoma County Water Agency to partner with the City of Santa Rosa, LandPaths, and the Southeast Greenway Campaign in an effort to secure the property for the Greenway from Caltrans. The Mutual Letter of Intent outlines the roles and responsibilities of each partner to pursue transferring, planning, developing and managing the unused right-of-way if offered by Caltrans. The Letter of Intent applies to the 52-acre property that connects Spring Lake Park with Farmers Lane.
Senior Planner Erin Morris from the City of Santa Rosa will be conducting an analysis of the current conditions affecting Greenway property, followed by a study of the constraints and opportunities that the property presents. This study will provide key information needed for the process of determining the value of the property.
With the community partnership now in place, we are ready to begin working with Caltrans on a plan for securing the property. Stay tuned!
Proponents vying for a 55-acre strip of land known as the Southeast Greenway won unanimous support Tuesday, when the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors endorsed a plan to transform the property between Farmers Lane and Melita Road into a public park... read more
A long-envisioned proposal that would turn a narrow plot of land in southeast Santa Rosa into a public open space with bike paths, walking trails and other recreational amenities is expected to gain additional support Tuesday, when a coalition of community and environmental groups as well as government agencies will for the first time present to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors a formal proposal to take ownership of the 55 acres... read more
You Can Make A Difference!
Our all-volunteer campaign needs your help to meet the exciting challenges ahead in 2015. Contributions of any amount are truly appreciated as we work to acquire this land for the community. For a contribution of $100 or more, we're offering a sturdy, all-cotton, canvas tote in off-white with forest green straps. Show your support for the Southeast Greenway while you shop! Donate now!
In June 2011, the American Institute of Architects sent a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) of national consultants to Santa Rosa to help create a vision for the Greenway. After meeting with over 300 residents as well as state and local officials, the SDAT consultants have weighed in.
Click here for the slideshow featuring highlights of the AIA's Final Report and the Campaign's Next Steps.
Their final report, Imagine . . . A Greenway to Spring Lake and Beyond, offers a new and provocative vision for the old Highway 12 right-of-way. You can download the report or view it online now.