More Mesa Milestones

Jan 2000 MMPC is conceived, when concerned More Mesa neighbors form a group that seeks to influence the kind of development that will occur on the edges of More Mesa, and to eventually preserve More Mesa in its entirety … forever.

Jul 2000 MMPC becomes official with formal notification of its Non-profit status.

Nov 2002 First publication of MMPC – More Mesa Pamphlet.

Mar 2003 More Mesa Symposium – meeting at UCSB followed by interpretative walk on More Mesa.

Jan 2004 Award-winning More Mesa web site goes live.

Mar 2004 Restoration Day on More Mesa County Open Space.

Dec 2004 Launched 3 year Usage Survey.

Feb 2005 Second publication of MMPC – 2005 More Mesa Newsletter.

May 2006 Second District Candidate Forum on the Environment.

Jan 2007 More Mesa For Sale

Nov 2007 New Biological Resources Study Requested by owner.

May 2008 Year long updated Biological Study underway.

Jun 2008 Usage Study complete and analyzed (see Appendix B of More Mesa Handbook).

Dec 2008 More Mesa Handbook (distributed widely to public officials, educational institutions, scientists and interested community members).

Mar 2009 More Mesa Handbook wins “Award of Excellence in Education” from American Planning Association – Tri-Counties Region.

May 2009 More Mesa Handbook recognized in Santa Barbara County Resolution.

Jun 2009 Biological Study fieldwork complete (draft report published December 2010).

Aug 2009 More Mesa Handbook wins “Award of Merit in Education” from American Planning Association – State of California.

Apr 2010 More Mesa Handbook, and the More Mesa Web Site, win “Outstanding Public Involvement/Education Award” from Association of Environmental Professionals – State of California.

Jul 2010 MMPC celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

Nov 2012 Oak Group Art Show.

Dec 2012 More Mesa sold to Saudi development company.

March 2014 Second More Mesa Symposium at UCSB (videos available of all the talks).