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Save Public use of Santa Margarita Trails

1,896 Signatures Goal: 2,000

The Santa Margarita River Valley trail system has been created and maintained for over 25 years by the Fallbrook Trails Council. Currently Fallbrook Public Utilities District (FPUD) water district owns the land and has allowed non-motorized public trail use including Equestrian use on this property. FPUD is in the process of selling this land, we would like the current public use maintained throughout this sale and any future sales. To this end, we the undersigned petitioners request that FPUD record a legal easement on the deed to provide for non-motorized public trail use including equestrians, throughout the river valley property. We also request that this is recorded as floating trail easement on the Deed immediately so there is no question or negotiation as to the trail use.

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Highlights

August 22
Hello all Horse and Trail users of Santa Margarita; Please plan to attend this FPUD meeting as it is important to show our support to keep open the trails at Santa Margarita river valley. We are very close to getting the trail easement placed into the property sale instructions so it will be recorded concurrently at time of sale. We need a strong positive community force at this meeting to show we still support the trail use for non-motorized multi-use recreational access including hiking and equestrians. Meeting: FPUD Board Room 990 E. Mission Rd Fallbrook 92028 Time: 4PM on Monday 8/22/16
July 27
Hello Everyone; We are getting into the final negotiations for the sale of the Santa Margarita River trails property. "Western Rivers" has entered into escrow to purchase the land with the intent to resell it to another group. Here is what has been happening: I attended a meeting with the group that is interested in this purchase: "Wildland Conservancy". This group is awesome - they would make some improvements to the property, provide a Ranger/Security and promote trail use. They are all about conservation, education and free trail access for the public! They are the largest land owner of conservation land in the state of California. Wildland Conservancy was very agreeable to placing a recorded easement for trail use on the deed, as we are requesting. Western Rivers is holding back by saying the addition of an easement on the deed will lower the value. They are still gathering other groups to put up funds to assist in the purchase of this property and they want top dollar. FPUD Board member, Charley Wolk, again called to have a vote to record an easement on the deed for trail use, before the property closes Escrow. He requested this to be placed on the August agenda. So please... August will be a very important meeting to attend. There are only 4 board members that can vote as Al Gephart had to recuse himself due to the fact he lives near the trails. We cannot have a tie vote as it would then have to go to the county supervisors office. We need a strong show of support for our trails to encourage a positive outcome on the vote. Please make plans to be there! August 22nd at 4 PM. FPUD Board Room 990 E. Mission Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028 Thanks and keep signing the petition! ~Lita
July 20
On Monday July 25 the FPUD board will hold a meeting. Please plan to attend if you have the time.The meeting is July 25th at 4:00 please plan to attend. Meeting will be held in the board room: 990 E. Mission Rd. Fallbrook, CA 92028 Thank you!
June 23
On Monday June 27 the FPUD board will hold a meeting to update the on-going sale process. The meeting for the vote has been moved to July 25th at 4:00 please plan to attend the July meeting.
May 24
Santa Margarita River Trails Update: Thanks to all of YOU we are almost there! It was moved forward by a standing board member to bring the issue of recording our multi-use trail easement on the deed to vote!! This vote will happen at the next board meeting. So needless to say we need to PACK the room! It will be a live vote during the meeting and there will be time for audience to speak for/against before the vote. Please fill out a card to speak and encourage them to vote YES! Tell all your horsey friends, trail riders, hikers & bikers that they need to save the date. Our petition is at almost 2,000 signatures so perhaps we can get a few hundred to show up in person! Please pass this on to all interested groups! Meeting: June 27th at 3:00 at the FPUD board room 990 E Mission Rd Fallbrook CA 92028
March 1
The next FPUD Board Meeting will be held on Monday 3/22/16 at 4 PM. The address is 900 E. Mission Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028. We hope to have the Santa Margarita trails on the agenda and the Western Rivers representative present.
February 19
We will keep you posted on our fight! The FPUD Board meetings are the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 PM. The address is 900 E Mission Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028
January 22
Thank you for the 1,000+ signatures! But our fight is NOT over please attend the upcoming board meetings to voice your concern!
January 19
Next meeting at the FPUD office will be held Monday 1/25/16 at 4:00. Please plan to attend and voice your concerns. We want the deeded easement BEFORE the sale goes through. Address is 900 E. Mission Rd in Fallbrook,CA 92028

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  • Kim Crowe
    Kim Crowe United States, Ontario
    Jan 22, 2017
    Jan 22, 2017
    Please keep the trails open it is what makes Fallbrook special and a great place to live.
  • Alison farrin
    Alison farrin United States, Ramona
    Dec 15, 2016
    Dec 15, 2016
    Wonderful place to ride. We need to keep our open spaces available for public use of kinds.
  • Tria young
    Tria young United States, Spokane
    Dec 02, 2016
    Dec 02, 2016
    Hello Mrs. Tabish! Do you remember me? You were one of my favorite teachers! Hope you are well. Tria Young.
  • Jurgen Schmerler
    Jurgen Schmerler United States
    Nov 25, 2016
    Nov 25, 2016
    Coming all the way from Solana Beach - please preserve access to this great trail.
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