One woman’s vision for Ramona

By Vivian Osborn

VISION: Preserve Ramona Grasslands

RAMONA: Located in the Santa Maria Valley

The center of San Diego County.

A View of Ramona

Entering Ramona from the southwest one immediately sees an awesome, beautiful valley and a unique resource. The view is admired, enjoyed and preserved in memory.

How to Accomplish Preservation

Goal: Create an environment that allows access in a manner that enhances the Grassland experience.

Allow the public to see and gain knowledge of what they are experiencing.

Keep It Simple and Special: Offer the natural Ramona experience.

Facts: To create this experience we need willing human elements.

1. The Cumming Ranch (SPA) to be placed into Grassland Preserve.

2. The McWhorter Property created into “A Main Kiosk” (Including current use).

3. The Tobiason Property created into “A Day/Overnight (Maximum three days) Horse Camp, Hiking, Staging Area.

4. Lutheran Church Property, to be purchased and placed into preservation and/or possible mitigation land.

Perhaps with these four elements in harmony, the experience of trails, history and knowledge of the unique environment of Ramona will initiate tourism in Ramona. This could spark growth of a nature that is sustainable and compatible with our precious community.

Add: Montecito Ranch, the original owner James “Jimmy” Cagney Ranch. This large property to the north of the Ramona Grasslands Preserve may suit a university satellite of UC Davis. The Agricultural Program, specifically. Could also include a hostel for student travelers, foreign and domestic.

Respectfully submitted as an opinion and suggestion.

Vivian Osborn, a Ramona resident, is a former member of the Ramona Community Planning Group.

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  4. Public review for study of proposed Grasslands trails ends Tuesday
  5. Cumming Ranch slated for Planning Commission Aug. 17

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