|Steve Maslowski, USFWS|
The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, the agency that serves as land managers for our natural areas, notified us recently of the temporary closure of Paraiso trail in upper Purgatory Creek Natural Area and the area that surrounds it between March 1st and May 31st. This is required by the organizations that gave us the funds to purchase the property “in order to help protect the habitat for the Golden-Cheeked Warbler.” Permitted uses and guided hikes are still possible with approval from the parks staff. Contact Melani Howard at the Nature Center at 393-8448. Our credibility as a community in future agreements depends on our ability to serve as good stewards of the lands entrusted to us so please respect this closure. To see a map showing Paraiso Trail go to our map link for Upper Purgatory.