Dedication Poem by Perie Longo engraved in rock at Douglas Family Preserve, Santa Barbara, CA



Douglas Family Preserve, Santa Barbara

Here you may walk in peace.
Here you may walk in time and history.
Here you may experience an ancient beauty.
Here the community said yes,
this place is ours to preserve,
this precous wind of trails through the native plants.
Here you may lose yourself in oak and cypress
bend to wildflower and lift to the song of ocean breeze
through pine. Here you may watch the sun ease down
over the horizon and at night feel the brush of owl wings.
Through the people of Santa Barbara's generous spirit
and the ability to prevail, here you may find yourself.

--Perie Longo