Preserve San Geronimo Valley from inappropriate development
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The Board of Supervisors is considering purchase of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course in Marin County. They would do so in cooperation with the Trust for Public Land. They would restore fish and wildlife habitat along the creek, and prevent inappropriate development from taking place on the land.
The golf course owners are willing to sell, presumably because, like elsewhere throughout the Bay Area, there is declining interest in golf. One golf course in the Bay Area closes every two years. Sadly, there are just too many golf courses for the declining number of golfers in our region, and the County cannot afford to subsidize continued golf course operation.
San Geronimo Creek is critical habitat for Coho Salmon and steelhead. The creek would be restored if the county purchases the golf course. The land would be preserved for open space, and those who are unable to hike the steep trails surrounding the San Geronimo Valley would have a gentle place to walk during the day.
Please support Marin County's plan to acquire the San Geronimo Golf Course for the purpose of recovering endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout, and turning it into a public park that will make it open and available to everyone.
Turning this golf course into open space will have loads of ecological benefits:
• Save over 49 million gallons (>$200,000) of water each year
• Eliminate the use of fertilizers and pesticides that get into our water and air
• Re-create floodplains that improve water quality and help reduce flooding of downstream houses
• Allow the planting of trees, especially redwoods that sequester carbon and help to fight climate change, and
• Improve creek habitats for endangered salmon and threatened trout and allow a host of other wildlife to thrive
Thank you, Marin County and Supervisor Rodoni for stepping forward with this purchase! Converting these 157 acres into a public park will help the endangered species and the environment, benefit the majority of local residents and maintain the rural character of the San Geronimo Valley.
Please sign this petition, and contact your member of the Board of Supervisors and ask him or her to purchase the golf course and restore vital salmon habitat.
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