Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is the first place that got me involved with environmental issues so it is dear to my heart! For over 20 years the Bolsa Chica Land Trust and the Amigo's have fought to spare this place from the development of houses. Here in California we have lost OVER 91% of our coastal wetlands already. I wish to invite anyone who can make it to be a voice or even just a presence in support of sparing this wetland from development. Below is the email I received from the Bolsa Chica Land Trust.
> Believe it or not, the same development proposed by the Shea Company, and rejected
> by the Coastal Commission last October for the upper Bolsa Chica Wetlands along
> Graham Street is back. On June 13th at 9 AM the California Coastal Commission will
> be meeting at the Huntington Beach City Hall to re-hear the project that proposes
> 111 new houses be built to a finished height 40 feet above current ground level.
> This project is back on the agenda due to a legal settlement reached by the Commission
> and the Shea Co, but it is the exact same project the Commission rejected in October
> of 2011.
> This proposed development STILL includes:
> Excavation of 480,000 cubic yards of soil
> Importation of 260,000 cubic yards of fill
> 8 wells to a depth of 55' to dewater the historic wetlands upon which they plan
> build. This dewatering may cause subsidence in adjacent homes.
> We need you at the meeting to support the Land Trust in opposing this project that
> will impact both Bolsa Chica, and the surrounding neighborhoods.
> Please join us on June 13 at 9 AM in the Huntington Beach City Council Chambers.
> The City Council Chambers are located at 2000 Main Street.
> Want to help, but can't attend the meeting? Please send an email to the commission
> expressing your opposition. You can address the email to Coastal Commission staff
> member Meg Vaughn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Thank you for your continued support.
> Connie Boardman
> President, Bolsa Chica Land TrustSEE YOU AT THE MEETING?? LET ME KNOW! POST A MESSAGE BELOW!