Ileene Anderson, a member of the Sierra Club for more than 20 years, is scheduled to lead a discussion, “Saving Tejon Ranch, California’s Natural Heritage Legacy,” at the Monday, January 21st, meeting of the Airport-Marina group.

The free meeting is scheduled at 7:45 p.m. in the community room of Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey. Refreshments will be served. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Anderson, a Los Angeles resident, is a staff biologist of the Center for Biological Diversity, working to conserve threatened and endangered species.

The Tejon Ranch, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles and covering 270,000 acres in Los Angeles and Kern counties, is described as the “largest contiguous piece of property left in Southern California,” Anderson said.

“It is also not public, but private, land, and the owners plan to build a series of development projects, including two new cities and an industrial center,” she said.

The Center for Biological Diversity is part of a coalition, including the Audubon California, the National Resources Defense Council, and the Sierra Club, that “seeks government financing to help purchase the land for a public park before it is too late.”

Information, (310) 207-6902 or the group’s hotline (310) 485-8008.

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