I support Two Winds Ranch in the 20-acre corner of the Rancho Potrero property. I do not support a 22,000-square-foot pavilion there because of the additional traffic it will bring on Lynn Road. I feel strongly that the remaining acreage must remain natural, as was intended in the national park planning documents.
Do you realize how refreshing the scenic viewshed of Rancho Potrero is to someone who works all week amongst people and travels Highway 101? My late husband and I started enjoying this old Olympia Farms scenic area some 35 years ago. We have taken tremendous enjoyment in its panoramic scenery. After the land was purchased in the 1990s, on many a Sunday we would take the entire day to tramp about and take it all in.
My husband passed away just this last August. He had been ill for six years, but until his last year, he would force himself to go out to this special natural area south of Old Potrero, now the new Lynn Road. He would always come home feeling stronger and happier.
The trail to this scenic viewshed with its panoramic mountain vistas is also wheelchair accessible.
I am writing this letter to endorse Supervisor Linda Parks, who can be trusted to save this Ventura County scenic resource area as a natural treasure in the western Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
— Elizabeth Kalish, Thousand Oaks