Tell Cargill: Don't Pave Over San Francisco Bay
Our precious San Francisco Bay is being threatened.
A massive development proposal by Minnesota-based agribusiness giant Cargill is the biggest threat to San Francisco Bay in 50 years.
If we stand aside and let Cargill have its way, its massive development project will pave over more than 1,400 acres of precious restorable wetlands and harm Bay wildlife – not to mention the quality of life for those of us who live near and enjoy the Bay.
Cargill’s proposal would scrap the long-standing open space zoning to allow a huge 12,000-unit housing complex big enough for more than 30,000 new residents to be built on restorable SF Bay salt ponds in an already-congested corridor of Highway 101 in Redwood City.
Urban sprawl and massive Bay fill have already reduced the Bay by one-third and destroyed more than 90% of the Bay's wetlands. These salt ponds offer a rare opportunity to restore what scientists call the essential “lungs” of the Bay.
Over the years, grassroots efforts have helped preserve – and in many cases, restore – what precious Bay we have left. That’s why if we make a stand, we have a chance to save these 1,400 acres from Cargill.
Join Save The Bay and urge the Redwood City Council to reject this destructive Bay fill proposal and promote full restoration of the site. That land should be restored to natural habitat for the benefit of wildlife and the quality of life for Bay Area residents
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