Magazine article Sunset

Bit of Paradise

Magazine article Sunset

Bit of Paradise

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When I was growing up in rural Sonoma County, California, I couldn't wait to move to the big city. Spoiled by wide-open space, living among apple orchards and redwoods, I yearned to live closer to movie theaters and fast food. Much of where I grew up looks the same now as it did then, yet the velvety green hills seem more vibrant to my suburban eye. Now that I no longer live among all that open space, I crave it. I'm lucky to be able to return to this place with my children.

One of the reasons I've never wanted to live anywhere else but the West is the diverse natural beauty that surrounds us. In this month's issue, with our second biennial Environmental Awards (page 102) we showcase pieces of our shared paradise that have been recently conserved as public space. They vary from a pristine stretch of California's Central Coast to a breathtaking overlook in New Mexico. I hope you can get out and explore some of these winners soon. …

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