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Preserve Poole Estate @ Oxbow Wetland

$2,892 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 1 month
Created April 6, 2019
Legal Fund
Protect a local signature landscape  !

Thanks to hundreds of volunteers and contributors, we have a one-time chance to preserve an irreplaceable urban oasis! Many thanks to those who already gave! More is needed!

Funds from this campaign will support a strong community-based initiative to protect an exceptional place from irreparable destruction. This property is ecologically and culturally significant, overlooking one of the rarest wetlands on the Rio Grande River. It is the only place in New Mexico that we can experience the unparalleled views of Sandia Mountain range, miles of bosque cottonwoods, iconic wildlife, and critical habitat to species under the Endangered Species Act—all in one place.

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New Mexicans protect the places they care about , and we care about this rare, scenic wetland bluff. Without intervention, a destructive high-density conventional housing development will demolish a unique adobe revival homestead that has served as an informal nature preserve and environmental sanctuary since the late 1950s. The development will impact a teeming wildlife corridor, a rare spring fed wetland on the Rio Grande, and migratory Sandhill Crane roosting habitat, perhaps irreparably. If built, we will lose this treasured overlook as a public amenity available to all.

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WHY FUNDS NEEDED
Legal counsel required. Funds are used to pay for legal counsel to appeal the site plan (public record PR-2018-001402). A strong and well-organized cooperative effort of 17 neighborhood associations and individuals appealed a site plan that was approved by the City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commissioners on March 14, 2019.

Your contribution is important because this particular case is challenging and will take quite some time to sort through. You can be confident we have a strong case and a passionate attorney who believes we can win. But we need your financial support!

WHAT TO CONTRIBUTE
Give what you can! We receive $20 donations and $2000 donations. It all gets directly applied to the appeal and protecting this irreplaceable property. Please consider giving today!

WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING
·  Memorable Quotes  from Senators and Supporters

· Neighbors Hope to Preserve Wildlife Area 

· Residents Fight to Keep Historic Home 

· Neighbors Block Housing Development 

· City Moves Ahead with Housing Development 

· Neighbors Appeal Variance 

· EPC Passes Development 

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Join us for the EPC appeal hearing on May 20, 2019, 9:00AM, 9th Floor One Civic Plaza. Your giving supports the legal counsel, who is confident that we can win this case. At the DRB appeal last March, he effectively argued our case, and we had a minor victory. Now it's time for the major EPC appeal hearing. The outcome is vital to all we have been fighting for over the last 9 months. Let's not underestimate the significance of this case. When you contribute to the legal costs, you give to protect this treasured asset to our community! It's irreplaceable! Please contribute today!
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Thank you to those who contributed already! Your giving has paved the way! Please consider giving today! Let’s make this property something we can be proud of!
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Raised by 28 people in 1 month
Created April 6, 2019
Legal Fund
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