LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Beloved “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who passed away over the weekend, was a major advocate for conservation, as evidenced by a significant donation of land he made in the Hollywood Hills over 20 years ago.
Many Angelenos may not be aware that, in the late 1990s, Trebek purchased 62 acres of land between Runyon and Nichols Canyons and donated it as public space.READ MORE: NASA Helicopter Lifts Off On Mars, Makes History With First Ever Flight On Another Planet
The area, known as “Trebek Open Space,” was donated to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, a public agency which manages 75,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains.READ MORE: Protestors Remember Duante Wright and Adam Toledo At A Vigil In Liemert Park Sunday Night
The land was purchased by Trebek for $2 million in 1998, according to the Los Angeles Times.
It has trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riding.MORE NEWS: LIST: 2021 ACM Award Winners
Trebek died Sunday at the age of 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.