Development plans for the site include: refurbishing the entrance and establishing a small parking area for a few cars on the property, demolishing the old building but saving the slab for possible future use as a pavilion; refurbishing the well and using the water to set up bird and wildlife watering points around the property and perhaps to supplement the seasonal pond; setting up benches and viewing stations for birds and wildlife; landscaping the area with native species designed to attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. Ultimately, a series of boardwalks and viewing platforms is envisioned.
Purchase of this site and the subsequent development is funded by proceeds from the venue tax paid by visitors staying in local hotels and motels.
This site will be named the Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary. Development activity will begin immediately and are expected to take several months.