Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion
by SEAN BATURA
Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public Land. The Trust for Public Land was seeking a federal Section 6 Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant to buy a 289-acre parcel just west of the Purgatory Creek Natural Area. Scott Parker, trust’s senior program director, said the pool of grant money was smaller this year than previous years and competition was exceptionally high.
|Purgatory Creek Expansion Map (used with permission from San Marcos Local News)|