Speak out against this very bad idea from Governor Jerry "Buildout" Brown. Attend the public hearing in San Francisco on Friday, March 11, and tell Brown his plan is all wet. Details at the link above.
Email the governor, the commission, and your state representatives. See below for email addresses or websites for contact info. Also see below for the talking point you can use in your email. It's fine to be brief and just make your main point: Protest the firing of Dr. Charles Lester.
1. Governor Brown: email@example.com 2. CCC: StatusOfExecutiveDirector@coastal.ca.gov 3. State Senator Jerry Hill: Contact Form 4. Assemblymember Kevin Mullin: Contact Form 5. Assemblymember Rich Gordon: Contact Form 6. CCC Central Coast rep Carol Groom: firstname.lastname@example.org
TALKING POINT:The attack on Dr. Lester is an attack on the Coastal Act. This power grab by Governor Brown's pro-development commissioners and others is an attempt to undermine the integrity of the Local Coastal Program, gain control over an independent staff, and make CCC more “developer-friendly” without any public accountability or transparency.
Montara Mountain is back in print. Barbara VanderWerf’s guidebook to the trails, plants, and fascinating historical lore of Montara Mountain, including San Pedro Valley Park, is available at the Visitor Center Trailside Store. Also, Barbara comes to a book signing at the Visitor Center on Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Originally published in 1995, Montara Mountain was reprinted in 2010 with a foreword by Mike Vasey. As this is still a great reference book for hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders, the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park (SPVP)—working with Barbara—have facilitated a third printing. Trailside Store hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park entrance is at 600 Oddstad Boulevard (just south of the Oddstad/Rosita/Linda Mar intersection). The Friends of SPVP present informative nature programs, and are always looking for new members to support volunteer work they do in the park: Friends of San Pedro Valley Park
Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at coastside beaches. If your school, group, or family can help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Put your special talents to work. Become a steward for your favorite beach. Help with writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, record-keeping, and grant writing.
If you like to walk in San Pedro Valley Park and enjoy its flora and fauna, and you want to help maintain the park, drop by the visitor center and join the volunteer team called Friends of San Pedro Valley Park. Several times a year, experts present programs at the visitor center and guided hikes focusing on park wildlife, geology, and botany. Volunteers help maintain the hiking trails and wildlife habitat in the park.
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) through the Trails Forever Program. The Coastside has four national parks: Mori Point, Sweeney Ridge, Milagra Ridge, and Rancho Corral de Tierra. Trail Keepers enjoy a flexible, family-friendly schedule, regular exercise, outdoor learning, and skill development, all while supporting their beloved parks. By monitoring trails, Trail Keepers collect important information for the National Park Service Trail Crew and maintenance and natural resources staff, and share park history with other visitors. Get to know new trails, while enjoying old favorites. Email email@example.com or call 415-561-3068 for information on Trail Keeper orientations and volunteer opportunities.
Explore internship and volunteer opportunities year-round in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), including the Coastside's four national parks (Mori Point, Milagra Ridge, Rancho Corral de Tierra, and Sweeney Ridge), plus San Francisco's Ocean Beach and The Presidio, and Marin's Muir Woods. Projects include planting, weeding, mulching, beach cleanup, trail maintenance, and more. Register online at Parks Conservancy. For information, call 415-561-3077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org