REVITALIZATION CAMPAIGN: Calling All Committed Equestirans!
After the passing of our beloved founder and president Barbara Weitz in April, the new Board of Bay Area Barns and Trails agreed to carry on our mission of preserving and protecting barns and trail access in the Bay Area.
We will be holding a strategic planning meeting this summer for a reenergized and revitalized organization. If you are interested in serving on our board, advisory board, or in volunteering, or participating in activities, email us today. We'll add you to our notification list and will contact you soon.
IN MEMORIAM: BARBARA WEITZ
In launching BABTT, and in keeping the vision alive for more than 13 years, Barbara has left us a remarkable legacy. We are grateful for Barbara's leadership and her many contributions to the equestrian communities of the Bay Area. As we head into a new era, we look forward to building on her accomplishments and continuing our mission of preservation. Click here to read more about Barbara.
Bay Area Barns and Trails (BABTT) assists landowners with preservation and maintenance of publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, and trails throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.
Bay Area Barns and Trails was incorporated as a California non-profit corporation in November 1999 and in March 2004 was confirmed by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity: Tax I. D. # 68-0442986.
Since 1999 BABTT has donated $157,000 to land managing agencies, land trusts and equestrian organizations for land, trail and barn acquisition, restoration, construction, education, and capacity building.
* Temporarily (we hope) suspended - we need your donations and memberships so that we can resume support for preservation and maintenance of publicly accessible barns, stables, pastures, staging areas, horse camps, and trails.
GRANT PROGRAM NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
Bay Area Barns and Trails receives no public funds. Our ability to provide grants depends entirely upon donations from equestrian organizations, foundations, stables, tack shops, families and individuals...all of whom believe that there is a critical need to provide lands for horses in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. We need your support.
This is one of four properties (flanking a fifth purchased by Sonoma County Regional Parks) which will create a chain of protected land across the north side of Sonoma Mountain that connects to Jack London State Park. Jacobs Ranch is a vast mosaic of diverse plant communities. Its open grasslands rise to 1500 feet. The former owner's family picnic area resides in a beautiful redwood grove not far from well-kept ranch buildings. Cooper's Grove protects one of the last and largest remaining redwood groves in the area. The property is home to raptors, ground nesting birds and a wide variety of wildlife. It features a mix of oak woodlands and open meadows, as well as the headwaters of the Matanzas Creek. Skiles and Wilroth properties are large parcels protected by District easements but portions have been donated or acquired to achieve a long-awaited public trail that will traverse the mountain. The first phase will begin in spring of 2010. Sonoma County Agriculture and Open Space District
VOLUNTEERS DO THE WORK!
Bay Area Barns and Trails is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. Administrative, development and outreach expenses are underwritten by the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board.
We need your help! Let us hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org