Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos (DANA), a 501c(3) public benefit nonprofit established in 1999, began with the initial focus to save the crumbling historic Dana Adobe and gain for it state and national recognition.
Over our 16 year history, and through a number of state, federal, and individual funding sources, the restoration of the Adobe is complete; 30 acres of surrounding land purchased, 100 acres east of the Adobe permanently protected and Phase One of the park plan is now under construction with funding secured from a State Grant.
In addition, the Dana Adobe is now a California State Historic Landmark and is on the Federal Registry of Historic Places.
From DANA’s inception in 1999, the sum of all funds invested to restore the adobe, purchase 130 acres, and perform riparian restoration, total about 7 million. The new state grant funding the visitor center, interpretive areas and trails to be completed in 2016, is for 2.98 million, for a combined total project investment of 10 million.