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    Why saving Webb Lake is important

    Imagine how you would feel if you were going to lose a neighborhood treasure. You would think about the memories. You would think about your quality of life. You would wonder why it was happening and what you could do to stop it.

    Residents of Rancho Bernardo faced that very scenario last fall at Webb Park – a public park on private land. The centerpiece of the park, Webb Lake, was at risk of being filled in and converted to a desert landscape because the water bills were too high.

    Over the next number of months, a local resident launched a campaign to save Webb Lake. The resident, Scott Lawn, proposed drilling a well to keep the lake full. His idea was a good one – crews struck abundant water this week – and his follow-through shows how positive change can result when people work collaboratively and enlist support from government and business leaders.

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