Save the Cascade Canal

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Save the Cascade Canal Trail!

Friends of Banner Mountain (FBM) is going to trial on March 20, 2019 to preserve access to one of Nevada County's most beloved trails, Cascade Canal  Trail, which has been used by the public for generations, and we need your financial support. Here is a short history of why we ended up in court:

In 2016 a new landowner acquired the property near the trailhead of the Lower Cascade Canal Trail along the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) ditch. In spring of 2017 the landowner put up two gates, one at the trailhead and another about one-quarter mile upstream.
 
FBM, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to: “to protect Banner Mountain and its natural and cultural resources for the benefit of residents, visitors, and future generations” met with the landowner, and offered to assist with building a fence to address the landowner's concerns about privacy and security. The offer was rejected.
 
In September 2017 FBM filed a complaint with the Nevada County Superior Court challenging the landowner’s right to exclude the public from this portion of the trail.

In April 2018 FBM engaged the services of a professional mediator in an attempt to reach an amicable solution that would not involve going to trial.

After mediation failed, several FBM board members met with the landowner on numerous occasions to offer solutions. All of FBM's efforts at settlement have been unsuccessful.

For more information, please see: http://bannermountain.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Cascade-Canal-Gate-FAQ.pdf

We need your help to pay legal fees for this trial,  which will start on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 and will be held at the Nevada County Superior Court at 201 Church St, Nevada City, at Department 6 with Judge Tice-Raskin. The trial may take 9 days or longer, and will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, typically from 8:30 to 4:45. The public is welcome to attend the trial.

FBM is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Any amount is welcome and greatly appreciated!

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Raised by 51 people in 9 days
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Friends of Banner Mountain
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