January 7, 2020
preserving, protecting, and defending the rural character
and natural resources of Carmel Valley since 1949

Carmel Valley Association
Weekly Bulletin
Happy New Year!
It looks like 2021 will be a busy year for CVA. Here are some of the Carmel Valley issues we will be addressing:
  • Clarification of Plans for Carmel Valley Airfield
  • Rancho Canada Development - Continued Legal Issues
  • Historical Designation of the Mid-Valley Center
  • Buildings/Activities at Hilltop Ranch
  • The County's Proposed Vacation Rental Ordinance
  • Deterioration of the Living Environment at Rippling River
  • CV Scenic Road Designation
  • September Ranch Development
  • Nader Agha's Proposed Vista Nadura Development
Thank you for your donations to CVA

Over 102 donors have contributed over $12,600!
Carmel Valley Save Open Space MASKS
Reminder: Carmel Valley Business Service has quality CVSOS masks for sale for $10 each. The Business Service is open from 11-5 Tuesday through Friday and is located on Center St. near Jerome's.
From Jamie Tuitele-Lewis
Fire Fuel Mitigation Program/Forest Health Coordinator

This is a notification by our partner, the Farm Service Agency, that the Emergency Conservation Program is now open and accepting applications for residents impacted by wildfires this year. This program is targeted at producers, primarily farmers and ranchers, that have had infrastructure destroyed or damaged by these wildfires. It is a cost-share program that provides a large proportion of the money needed for repairs or replacement. This excerpt from the release gives more detail:
“ECP helps with the cost to restore damaged farmland to pre-disaster conditions. Producers may receive up to 75% of the cost of approved restoration activity. Limited resource, socially disadvantaged and beginning farmers and ranchers may receive up to 90% cost-share assistance.”
Please contact the FSA here in Salinas; the contact information is listed below. Please note that you must email or call the Service Center to set up an appointment with the FSA. The deadline to apply is January 28th, 2021. Please share with anyone who may be interested in this assistance.
Salinas Service Center
Farm Service Agency Office
(831) 424-7377
Vivian Soffa
Here's a web site to check to see
 if your area is scheduled for a power outage:

From the Big Sur Land Trust:

Stay healthy! Research continues to show that parks and open spaces provide health benefits beyond just physical exercise. Fresh air and organic compounds produced by trees may be a natural pharmacy that can help support our immune systems. Along with other important recommended precautions, none of us should forget our Vitamin N — Vitamin Nature!

If solo time in nature sounds right for you, visit our website and sign up for a self-guided hike on one of our spectacular conserved properties. In the meantime, to be cautious, we are suspending our guided hike program for the foreseeable future. We will let you know as soon as they are available again.

Be Well,

The Team at Big Sur Land Trust
Issues of Concern to Residents of Carmel Valley
Make sure you are signed up to receive emergency alerts!
Pris Walton, President
Carmel Valley Association
Curious About CVA?
Carmel Valley Association is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful community organizations in Monterey County. We are entirely volunteer, with no paid employees. Our mission is to defend the beauty, resources and rural character of our beautiful valley. We do that by working with residents, businesses, and government.
CVA was instrumental in the adoption of the Carmel Valley Master Plan and recently settled a lawsuit with Monterey County regarding traffic measurement and capping future development on very favorable terms for our valley. Our volunteer experts represent Carmel Valley's interest, testifying before governmental bodies concerning development, water, traffic, road signs, and other quality of life issues.

We keep valley residents informed about important issues and events with our weekly email Bulletin, which goes to over 1200 residents, and our quarterly Newsletter, which is mailed to over 7,000 valley addresses.

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Header photo by
Carmel Valley Photographer 
Douglas Steakley www.douglassteakley.com