Editor: I’m a resident of Pasadena, staunch nature lover and avid Sierra Nevada backpacker. My morning began with reading a cover story in Pasadena Weekly about fellow residents Frank and Joan Randall, and their $50 million family donation to create the conservancy’s largest preserve in California, the Frank and Joan Randall Preserve. The gift protects a 72,000-acre area spanning from state ranchlands in the south to the Sequoia National Forest to the north.
Key to preserve boundaries, the area also protects a critical north/south wildlife corridor.
What a wonderful feeling to feel tears of joy and gratitude for the generosity and effort of these two individuals to protect the earth, rather than sorrow for the ongoing toll of a worldwide pandemic.