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The following article was posted on June 26th, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 16 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 16

Dunes Center leads memorial hike

BY JOE PAYNE

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center will be leading a memorial hike in remembrance of a local who helped preserve the dunes decades ago. The “Kathleen Goddard Jones Memorial Hike” will meet on July 6 and take walkers through the Black Lake area owned by the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, in honor of Jones’ birthday.

Kathleen Goddard Jones is known for helping preserve the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in the 1960s, when the land was zoned for commercial use. Jones, who died in 2001, is the subject of the book Defender of the Dunes: The Kathleen Goddard Jones Story. The first 25 people who arrive at the hike event will receive a free copy of the book.

The approximate address for the beginning of the hike is 1150 Mesa View Drive in Arroyo Grande. Hikers should drive northbound on Highway 1, also known as Mesa View Drive, when nearing Randy Lane. Randy Lane is an unmarked dirt road that goes over the railroad tracks on the west side of Highway 1. Once over the railroad tracks, bear right, passing gates located on the left, and park under a large grove of eucalyptus trees. 

More information is available at 343-2455 or admin@dunescenter.org.