“If you see something that upsets you, you have to do something about it,”
-- Florence LaRiviere
Florence LaRiviere has spent her life protecting the South Bay shoreline. Without her, the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge wouldn’t exist. But Florence’s legacy is at risk.
Today, Florence and her group, the Citizens’ Committee to Complete the Refuge, need you to stand up against a major threat to the South Bay shoreline.
Developers and the City of Newark want to pave over some of the most crucial restorable baylands for an 18-hole golf course and luxury homes. Despite objections from citizens and state and federal agencies, the Newark City Council voted unanimously in December to move forward. Now, the main agency that stands in the way of this disaster is the Regional Water Board.
The Water Board has said that it is not likely to permit the fill of wetlands in this area, but Water Board officials need to know we won’t let them be bullied behind closed doors.
Preserve Florence’s legacy of citizen action and don’t let her lifelong fight go to waste. Please tell the Water Board to remain strong in its opposition and deny permits for this development.
Save The Bay started this petition with a single signature, and now has 4,396 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.