Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve stage pavilion nears completion

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The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve’s stage pavilion is the site of summer concerts and other special events at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve before the 2019 Tenaja Fire. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Riverside County Parks and Open Space District is planning a partial reopening of the Vernal Pool and Hidden Valley Trailheads at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, while the new stage pavilion nears completion, reserve officials said. The 8,000-acre nature preserve above Murrieta has been closed, except for some trails, since the Tenaja Fire in 2019. The fire resulted in the loss of many trees, grasses and protected animals and destroyed the older pavilion adjacent to the visitor’s center at 39400 Clinton Keith Road. Firefighters saved the center building, but it has been closed to visitors since. Members of the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation and volunteers have been monitoring the trailheads and gates to the reserve. The partial reopening of the reserve’
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