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Land Conservancy receives $25,000 for Octagon Barn, Bob Jones trailhead

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County was recently awarded $25,000 from PG&E for the Octagon Barn project near San Luis Obispo.
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County was recently awarded $25,000 from PG&E for the Octagon Barn project near San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from PG&E to support the creation of the Octagon Barn Center.

The Octagon Barn Center will become the future trailhead for the Bob Jones City-to-Sea bike path, allowing enhanced recreation and safety for the community.

The Land Conservancy is seeking $350,000 by the end of summer to complete its $5.5 million Octagon Barn Center funding goal. Project leaders say this gap must be filled by local funding sources from individuals, businesses and family foundations. Construction has already begun on the site, and The Land Conservancy said it will release additional details regarding project progress in the weeks to come.

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The Octagon Barn just south of San Luis Obispo. David Middlecamp dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

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Lauren Harper, a 2012 San Luis Obispo High School graduate, where she was third in her class, has graduated cum laude from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering in May 2017. She was elected to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and was awarded the Aubrey Palmer Award for outstanding academic achievement in the civil engineering department.

After graduation, she will spend a year in North Carolina as a construction leader for Habitat for Humanity through the AmeriCorps program. She is the granddaughter of former Cal Poly football coach Joe Harper and daughter of local restauranteur Dan Harper.

Arroyo Grande

Saint Barnabas Thrift Shop recently donated $1,197 to the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County. Each month, the shop at 114 Brisco Road gives a percentage of its income to a nonprofit organization in the community.

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