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Highway 17 Wildlife and Trail Crossings: In-Person and Virtual Public Meetings
Tuesday, January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 31, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Highways connect us, but also divide the land and create barriers to safe passage for both wildlife and people. In the Santa Cruz Mountains, California state route 17 (Highway 17) fragments thousands of acres of open space, limiting the ability of wildlife to find food, mates, and habitat, as well as preventing the completion of several regional trail systems. Together with private and public partners, neighbors, and District constituents, Midpen is exploring the feasibility of developing two independent road crossings – a wildlife undercrossing and recreational trail overcrossing – to link over 30,000 acres of protected public lands. The project also includes directional fencing that will help animals safely find their way to the wildlife crossing and a number of regional trail connections that will link the following Santa Clara County parks and Midpen open space preserves together across Highway 17: Sanborn County Park, El Sereno Preserve, Lexington Reservoir County Park, St. Joseph’s Hill Preserve, Sierra Azul Preserve and Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
Midpen is offering both in-person and virtual public meetings, to provide a status update on the Highway 17 Wildlife and Trail Crossings Project, discuss the background and detailed alternatives, outline the next steps in the project process and provide opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback. Please join either session to learn more about the project and provide your input:
Tuesday, January 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center: 208 E Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030
Tuesday, January 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Zoom (Meeting ID: 84490172240)