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Petitioning Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Renew the lease for Drakes Bay Oyster Company at Drakes Bay Estero

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm, producer of 40% of California oysters, and a source of numerous jobs in the region, is in danger of losing its lease.

Letter to
Secretary of the Interior  Ken Salazar
Drake’s Estero, an expansive estuary on the Point Reyes peninsula, is in danger of losing one of its most prominent and ecologically conscious residents: the Lunny Family-owned Drakes Bay Oyster Company. The oyster farm produces 40% of California’s oysters. As stewards of the land, the Lunny Family is driven by a deep respect for the earth and the waters of the Estero ecosystems. The oysters and seafood are raised in the most pristine body of water of any area grown in California. The farm provides jobs, housing, and income to many locals, and is a significant part of the history and diversity of the region's thriving agricultural community. Now, the forty-year lease for the Drake Bay Oyster Company is set to expire. So please join Senator Dianne Feinstein and other in showing support for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company. Please sign this petition.