A generous gift from Pomona College will allow the City of Claremont to add Evey Canyon and parts of the Padua Hills to the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park.
On Tuesday, July 11, the City Council approved signing a memoranda of understanding (MOU) with Pomona College to accept ten parcels containing 463 acres for incorporation into the CHWP with the deed restriction that this land will remain open space in perpetuity and that it be available for passive recreational use. In doing so, Pomona College retired 21 development credits, a decision that preserves significantly more of Claremont's hillsides as open space in perpetuity.
The City Council's approval begins a due diligence process that is expected to take six months. During this time City staff will evaluate the costs of incorporating this gift into the current park including parking, security, and coverage by rangers.
The Claremont Wildlands Conservancy will be monitoring and reporting on progress as we learn more.
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