Opening reception for an exhibit benefiting the More Mesa Preservation Coalition.
When: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St. , Santa Barbara
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Art (opening)
On display October 3-28, 2012. Presented by The Oak Group. Faulkner Gallery will also be open First Thursday, October 4, 5-7pm.
More Mesa, “Jewel of the South Coast,” is one of the most beloved, scenic, and environmentally sensitive parcels of undeveloped land on the Central Coast of California. Visitors enjoy sweeping views of the Santa Ynez Mountains to the north and pristine white beaches below.
Located between Hope Ranch and UCSB, most of its 265 acres are Environmentally Sensitive Habitat. More Mesa’s grasslands provide valuable habitat for kites, hawks, and hundreds of other native animals and plants. As the thousands who walk, bike, and ride horses over its miles of informal trails will attest, this unique open space seems miles away from civilization while being a few minutes from home.
It’s little short of a miracle that this gem has managed to escape development so far. The land is privately owned and zoned for extensive housing, which would destroy much of its value as wildlife habitat and curtail its use as a recreational area.
More Mesa Preservation Coalition (MMPC) is a group of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving the Mesa forever.
Please visit www.moremesa.org
Pictured: "More Mesa Grasses" by Richard Schloss
Event posted Sept. 13, 2012
Last updated Sept. 13, 2012