Our mission remains, as always, to preserve More Mesa, in its entirety. Toward this end we have been extremely busy, in several areas, during the past month.
Supporter Base: First, we have been actively engaged in expanding our base of supporters. For example, we mailed more than 10,000 postcards to communities surrounding More Mesa. The purpose of these mailings was twofold: to let our neighbors know of the existence, and work, of the More Mesa Preservation Coalition, and to raise awareness of the potential for development on More Mesa. Response was very gratifying.
Fund Raising: Second, we have gone into an active fund raising mode. This decision represents a significant change for MMPC. During the past twelve years we have functioned with minimal funds, all from unsolicited donations. However, we now believe there may be much more interest in selling the property than there has been in the past. Therefore, we need financial resources for many additional activities: to support our legal team (Environmental Defense Center), for mailings, and to participate in any acquisition fund raising. To accelerate fund raising we have implemented a “Donate” button on the web site and are actively soliciting funds as well.
Oak Group: Also in the area of fund raising, and as reported in our February and April News, the month-long October exhibition of Oak Group paintings of More Mesa is fast approaching. It will be held at the Faulkner Gallery of the Main Library. The opening, on Friday night, October 5th (5:30-7:30 PM), features a gala reception to be hosted by the More Mesa Preservation Coalition. All those on our supporter list will be receiving an invitation, by mail, in the next few weeks. Even if you cannot make the opening on the 5th, stop by any day in October to view the paintings. Part of the proceeds of this exhibition will go to benefit MMPC.
We will need help setting up for the reception on the afternoon of the 5th, and at the reception itself. Please let us know if you can give us an hour or more of your time. It will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
Current Development Proposal: Note: As far as MMPC is aware, the sale of More Mesa to a Saudi developer in late 2012 seems to have marked an end to the attempts of the Hawk team to develop More Mesa. Therefore all material related to this potential development has been removed from the MMPC web site.