20 April 2015

Stop Madrona Garden Tour Fundraiser This Sunday!

Hills for Everyone, the local organization that has done so much to preserve badly-needed open space in our area, and its litigation partners Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks, the California Native Plant Society, and the Sierra Club, filed on 19 March its latest brief in their lawsuit to halt the poorly-conceived Madrona housing project, which would consist of 162 houses on 367 acres on the north side of Carbon Canyon between Olinda Village and Sleepy Hollow.

The hearing is scheduled for July and so Hills for Everyone is holding a fundraiser next Sunday, 25 April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that consists of a Garden Tour of houses in Brea that highlight the beauty of residential landscape.  Most of the properties utilize water wise practices, as well.

Early bird registration is $30 per ticket (per car) with same day registration being $40 per ticket (per car.)  Those who buy tickets early will have instructions e-mailed to them, while purchasers on the day of the tour should call (714) 906-3430.  There are two starting locations: one in central Brea and the other at Olinda Village in Carbon Canyon.

Proceeds from the tour go toward the ongoing battle to overturn the City of Brea's lamentable decision to approve Madrona despite planning tools like the Carbon Canyon Specific Plan and Hillside Management Ordinance that were designed to prevent this kind of project.

To buy tickets and get more information, click here.

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