By Miriam Raftery
Photo by Ursula Esser courtesy of Anza Borrego Foundation: Base of Sheep Canyon
June 8, 2020 (Borrego Springs) – California’s largest state park is about to get even bigger. The Anza Borrego Foundation announced that it has closed escrow on several properties it plans to donate to the state to expand Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The land transfer will include 331 parcels totaling 17,598 acres over 25 years of land acquisitions.
“In response to COVID-19, there has been increased land activity. Landowners have called eager to sell, and a couple even wanted to donate their land to ABF,” a newsletter sent by the ABF to its members states.
Grant writing and land acquisition have continued even while the park has been closed off to the public due to the pandemic.