Protect Rattlesnake Island!
  • Petitioned Supervisor Rob Brown

This petition was delivered to:

Lake County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Rob Brown
Lake County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Jeff Smith
Lake County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Jim Comstock
County of Lake Board of Supervisors
Board of Supervisors of Lake County, California

Protect Rattlesnake Island!

    1. Petition by

      Friends of Rattlesnake Island

Stolen in 1877, Rattlesnake Island has been the ceremonial center of the Elem Pomo of Lake County, California for thousands of years. The island is now privately held by Bay Area multi-millionaire and CEO of Nady Systems (audio equipment), John Nady.

With disregard for recommendations by the Lake County Planning Commission, the Elem People, and the historical and cultural significance of Rattlesnake Island, the Lake County Board of Supervisors (by a 3 to 2 vote), waived the need for a focused Environmental Impact Report (EIR) according to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) law. This, despite the fact that carbon testing indicates that the Pomo people have inhabited the area for approximately 12,000 years.

We demand that Rattlesnake Island be protected and preserved as an invaluable cultural and environmental resource, not only to the Pomo people, but as a testament to human history in Lake County California, and with respect for human culture.

We demand a focused EIR and archeological review of the island and found artifacts prior to any further development or building on the Island!

To further support this cause or for more information, please visit www.FriendsofRattlesnakeIsland.org. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Friends of Rattlesnake Island

 

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    • zappa montag OAKLAND, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I grew up in Mendocino County on land that was stolen from the Pomo people. I want raise my voice to protest any further thievery of Pomo land, and any further desecration of Pomo culture and sacred sites.

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    • Michelle Hedin KELSEYVILLE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Protection of sacred land should be a priority. I believe developing and destroying native land is wrong. This needs to stop now.

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    • Roger Werner CLEARLAKE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a Lake County resident of four decades, please do not continue to make me ashamed of my home county BOS.

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    • Pat Strange SACRAMENTO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      If you read just a tad of Lake Co. history, after you quit vomiting, you'll realise just who's land this is. It shouldn't be 'save our sacred sites,' it should be be 'give all the sacred sites back.' And let the tribes do what they want. It is none of our concern.

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    • Janis Irvin MIDDLETOWN, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Stop stealing the past, present and future of the Pomo people. Learn honor, respect and earn trust by stopping the theft.

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