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    Challenge Grant

    DANA Awarded Henry Mayo Newhall Challenge Grant We are proud to announce that the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation has approved a $100,000 challenge grant to support the next two years of DANA’s Phase II Historic Park Development Project. The challenge grant funding, in addition to matching funds, will allow DANA

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    Nature Education Facility Development

      Learning at the Rancho: Resources, Challenges, and Solutions to Inspire Stewardship Visitors will learn about the resource, the challenges to the resource, and solutions through a variety of educational methods that focus on experiential learning, providing visitors the motivation and tools for informed conservation practices in their home communities. 

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    Story of the Tallow Vat

    Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe is one of the few historic sites in California that still has its original tallow works. Hides and tallow were key to the economy of ranchos between 1838 and 1849. The tallow works is an important part of the Dana story.

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