Protect open land in Newbury Park

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By signing this petition you are standing up to greedy land developers. You believe in protecting wildlife habitats and ensuring the return of rainwater to underground watersheds.

In Newbury Park, a part of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County California, there is a 40-acre parcel of land commonly know as the Newbury Park Wetlands. This beautiful, undeveloped land, "serves as a drainage point for the county Watershed Protection District," per an article in the Thousand Oaks Acorn published February 1, 2018. "Without it, water runoff would have nowhere to go and neighboring housing developments could flood."

In addition to the land serving as a protection to the neighboring homes from flooding, the site also represents the small part of unpaved, level, and undeveloped  land left in the area. Undeveloped areas like this are vital in providing a place for rainfall to return to the already dangerously depleted groundwater reservoirs in Southern California. Without level land with native plant life, excess rainwater cannot return to the soil efficiently.

Finally, this land is home to many populations of wildlife, such as herons and species of California toads, not to mention numerous rabbits for which the Conejo Valley is named. There are also endangered California bumblebees (listed 2017) On the land.

 By signing this petition you are standing up to greedy land developers. You believe in protecting wildlife habitats and ensuring the return of rainwater to underground watersheds.

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