Needed by June 30, 2008
|We will only get local authorities to enforce and improve regulations to save the coho if we create a firestorm of grassroots pressure on Marin's Board of Supervisors.|
|Photo: Susan Farrar, Creek Naturalist, http://www.susanfarrar.photofolio.com/|| |
Coho salmon need your help right now!
Creekside habitat critical to the survival of coho salmon is being destroyed in Marin County and our Supervisors are not taking the proper actions to prevent this, which is a serious breach of responsibility.
Please ACT NOW by attending the upcoming public hearings AND by sending the email below. It will go to President of the Marin County Supervisors, Steve Kinsey
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will be conducting the second public hearing on the Marin Countywide Plan on TUESDAY OCT 16, 2007 at 1:30 p.m to once again consider the Natural Systems and Agriculture Element. Major topics for this hearing include: sensitive biological resources such as endangered salmon, streams and wetlands, climate change, and agriculture. The hearing will take place at the Marin County Civic Center in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, room 330, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903.
IF YOU CAN ATTEND, LET US KNOW!
The endangered coho thank you!
The Lagunitas Watershed in Marin County is home to the largest endangered wild run of coho salmon in Central California, a federal and CA listed endangered species. Each winter, over 50% of these endangered salmon spawn in the undammed headwaters of the San Geronimo Valley. The San Geronimo Valley is also one of the largest residential areas in West Marin, with many homes built directly along salmon-bearing creeks. The County of Marin regulates development in this area. We are fighting for development policies based on the best available science, in lieu of the current practice, which unfortunately reflects political expediency, not science. To date, no meaningful stream protections have been enacted by the County. This must change!