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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cleveland National Forest Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Murtaza Baxamusa
DESCANSO, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 – The Cleveland National Forest Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of board member Murtaza H. Baxamusa, Ph.D, AICP.
“We are honored to welcome Murtaza to our board as CNFF works to address critical land use and transportation planning issues in San Diego,” said CNFF Board Chair Jack Shu.
“Murtaza’s expertise and long history of urban planning, environmental justice and community mobility make him a natural fit for CNFF,” added Executive Director Duncan McFetridge. “He joins us at a critical time in San Diego when we need, more than ever, a unified approach to transit planning.
CNFF has recently released The 50-10 Transit Plan1 for San Diego. The Plan envisions 50 years’ worth of transit build-out within a 10-year period, bringing jobs and homes closer together, air and quality of life improvements, and community accessibility.
Per Dr. Murtaza, “I joined CNFF because they are at the forefront of sustainable planning in the region, advocating for meaningful transit solutions, and educating the community about the real consequences of dumb growth on both the planet and the people.”
The addition of Murtaza Baxamusa to the board will further advance the natural resources and community-building goals of the Cleveland National Forest Foundation. See his biography for additional information.
About Cleveland National Forest Foundation
The Cleveland National Forest Foundation is a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the plants, animals and other natural resources of the Southern California Mountains by protecting the land and water they need to survive. They recognize that preserving the environment requires building functional and efficient cities. The Foundation is therefore committed to sustainable regional land use planning in order to stem the tide of urban encroachment on wild-lands. They advocate for good city-building and containing urban sprawl that threatens the remaining natural ecosystems that exist in the back country of San Diego.