West Hills Farm Bill Passes the U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill July 12, 2017 allowing the National Park Service to accept 44 acres of land - West Hills Farm - donated to the John Muir National Historic Site by John Muir Land Trust. The bill was introduced by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier earlier this year, and its next stop is the U.S. Senate.

“Our sincere thanks to Congressman DeSaulnier for such critical legislation. Muir often walked this land with his two daughters, Helen and Wanda. Expansion of the John Muir Historic Site will forever protect this beautiful property and allow future generations to share in the same delights as Muir's daughters," said JMLT Executive Director Linus Eukel.

Senator Kamala Harris has introduced companion legislation. Once passed in the Senate, NPS can officially accept the donation. Stay tuned! 

Congressman DeSaulnier's Press Release
U.S. House Approves Bill... East Bay Times
West Hills Farm - A Place Special to John Muir

Fernandez Ranch Property Dedication, Saturday, June 3. Photo gallery.
Fernandez Ranch Opening and Property Dedication


Thank you to all who attended the official property dedication and public opening of newly expanded 1,185-acre Fernandez Ranch on Saturday, June 3. It was a great day!

The event featured a dozen speakers from partnering organizations who made the acquisition of this important land possible. They described an extraordinary community effort that required several years of dedicated work. After remarks, guests enjoyed cake, docent-led hikes on new trails, birding, and a beautiful day on the land. 

More information about Fernandez Ranch, including new trail map, available on website.
View photos from event

Pure Muir Gala



Once again the Pure Muir Gala was FUN and a FUND-raising success! Two hundred and fifty JMLT supporters gathered May 6th on a beautiful evening at lovely Campana Farm in Moraga to celebrate East Bay open space and learn about plans to open nearby Carr Ranch on Saturday, October 14. With 604 acres of extraordinarily varied terrain, critical watershed, spectacular views and rich wildlife habitat, Carr Ranch is a treasure for outdoor enthusiasts in Lamorinda and surrounding communities, and a centerpiece among our protected lands in the East Bay Hills! 

We are grateful to our generous Pure Muir Gala sponsors for a wonderful event. Please enjoy the photos!


Save the Date
Saturday, August 26: NorCal Kids Triathalon
Saturday, October 14: Carr Ranch Property Dedication & Town Hike
Thursday, November 2: Annual Open House

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