Another big economic boost to the Coast. Part of the trail has already washed-out. That gives some workers a job.
Half Moon Bay Review/Julia Reis, 7/12/11. "A new section of the Coastal Trail opened this afternoon after a quarter-century's worth of land purchases, bond freezes and permitting paperwork. The Cowell-Purisima Trail was unveiled Thursday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony involving Peninsula Open Space Trust and the California Coastal Conservancy representatives and volunteers. Representatives of San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon were also present at the event. "I'm thrilled that we finally pulled it off and got to the end," said Sam Schuchat, executive officer of Coastal Conservancy. "It took awhile, but all good things are worth waiting for."
The three-mile trail, which is located at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay, is open to hikers and bicyclists, but no dogs or horses are permitted. POST and the Coastal Conservancy will work in conjunction with the habitat restoration company Go Native, Inc., which signed a three-year contract to provide staffers to maintain the trail. POST officials say that there is a washout on one part of the trail that still needs to be fixed, but that parts of the trail are accessible in the meantime."
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