Look at the attached photos. One shows me (at top) exploring the underground command center at Bolsa Chica's World War II coastal defense installation. (It still exists there, buried.)
A few hundred feet away, archaeologists uncovered the largest cache of Native American cogstones ever found in one place. It was only the latest in a string of human artifacts found on the site -- including multiple burials.
Its significance is such that a bid to place the site on the National Register of Historic Places -- started in the 1980s -- may succeed once ownership is secured.
However, if not purchased and preserved, the location might yet be built over. We can eliminate that possibility -- now.
The Ridge and Goodell parcels are the last pieces of Bolsa Chica threatened with development. If this acquisition effort fails, up to 36 "town homes" may be stuffed on the site. The loss of sacred lands of Native American communities will limit their connection to a heritage that extends more than 9,000 years here.
Join me in supporting real change. With your help, we can reach our goal by Jan. 1, 2018. We can ensure 11 culturally-rich acres are saved and interpreted for future generations.
Even a small donation will go a long way to helping us meet our goal for the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. Each dollar goes toward the acquisition and restoration of the Ridge and Goodell parcels.