The Redlands Area Historical Society, Contemporary Club and Redlands Conservancy will be dedicating a new plaque celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Mill Creek Zanja that runs through Sylvan Park. The ceremony will be preceded by a picnic lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. in the picnic area just north of the Zanja off of University Avenue.
The program will include a brief history of the Zanja by Tom Atchley and remarks by City officials. The plaque is a joint jointly funded project by the Historical Society, Redlands Conservancy and Contemporary Club. The plaque and monument replaces a former plaque that had previously been located in the park. The State of California Historic Commission listed “The Zanja” as #43 on the State Register in 1932. Redland Rotary Club dedicated the original plaque in 1965.
The general public is invited to attend. Bring your own picnic lunch. Drinks and cookies will be provided.