The Pismo Preserve construction effort was awarded $340,000 from the trust of the late Harold J. Miossi.
Miossi was a former San Luis Obispo rancher, public servant, and tireless advocate for both the environment and conservation.
According to a press release, with the Miossi Trust award and other recent community donations, the amount remaining to complete the required amenities and open the Preserve to the public is now $750,000.
"We are thrilled with the Trust's decision to continue to support the Pismo Preserve," said Daniel Bohlman, Land Conservancy Deputy Director. "This gift represents the single largest private contribution given to the Project to-date and we are grateful for the Trust's leadership and vision."
Project leaders say in order to keep the project on track, this gap must be filled by local funding sources including, major donor charitable gifts, and community contributions.
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