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The negotiations to purchase the Myrick property as open space are progressing

THANKS, in large part to the community support shown by your pledges! In August, the Lone Tree City Council deferred the FINAL VOTE on Bill Myrick’s annexation proposal until Tuesday, October 7th. Now WE NEED YOUR HELP to write, phone, or e-mail the Douglas County Commissioners and Division of Open Space.

1) Identify yourself as a contributor to the Bluffs Preservation Pledge Campaign which has collected over $100,000 in pledges toward the purchase of the entire 230 acres as open space!
2) State why you believe it is important to preserve this entire property.
3) Ask our County officials to contribute OUR tax money for this much-needed project in heavily populated Northern Douglas County.

A short letter is fine – or several people get together to sign one longer letter – whatever works, as long as you write/call as soon as possible! Enlist friends and neighbors to do the same – even if they didn’t pledge!

Many, many thanks for your continued support on this very important issue! REMEMBER – “This is the only remaining, privately owned undeveloped land along the Bluffs that form a natural boundary to the southern Metro area” (from the Lone Tree annexation proposal)

Mary Lareau
(To save on future postage – any of you with e-mail, please send your address to me at

Board of Douglas County Commissioners
The Honorable Walter M. Maxwell, James R. Sullivan, and Melanie Worley
100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
303-660-7401 FAX303-688-1293
Reference: Bluffs Regional Park expansion, Bill Myrick’s 230 acres scheduled for annexation by Lone Tree October 7th

cc: Open Space Advisory Committee
Ms. Cheryl Matthews, Douglas County Division of Open Space & Natural Resources
100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
303-660-7495 FAX 303-688-2064
e-mail: or

– Adjacent to Bluffs Regional Park and OSCA
– Open space buffer to separate Metro Denver from Castle Rock
– Wildlife corridor from Hwy.85 (Tweet Kimball’s Cherokee Ranch) north to Bluffs Regional Park for pronghorn antelope, elk, deer, birds of prey, and more!
– Parks and trail connections on unique ecosystem of rock outcroppings, canyons, and meadows
– Scenic view corridors… and more, whatever is important to YOU!




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