By Abby Harned, organic farmer in neighboring San Timoteo Canyon
Why Save Live Oak Canyon?
For kids (especially those in danger of Nature Deficit Disorder) -- to provide them with a place where they can find healing and inspiration, wonder and humility, for a vital connection to the natural environment; and to teach them to love and care for the Earth.
For grown-ups -- to decompress and reconnect with the wonders of nature
For wildlife –- the tree frogs, weasels, salamanders, foxes, bats and all the precious flora and fauna that call this region home
For open space -- where rainwater soaks into the ground and runs in creeks; where plants and trees sequester carbon, filter rainwater, provide habitat and produce oxygen; where pollinators find their hosts; and where wildlife thrives; where nature provides services essential for human life on this planet
For wilderness -- which humans need at a most basic level
For Mother Nature -- to show her the respect She deserves
For Redlands -- to add another gem to her emerald necklace!
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