Right now, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is preparing to make a critical decision that could determine the fate of our Bay. Every year, sea level rise, pollution, and habitat loss threaten to undo decades of hard work protecting and restoring our Bay. Whether we’ll have the chance to save our Bay could depend on what happens on May 28.
On May 28, the Restoration Authority will decide whether or not to place a regional measure on the November 2014 ballot, which if passed, would provide much needed local funds to restore crucial wetlands to keep our Bay healthy. But the Restoration Authority will only move forward with this measure if they believe it has a chance at succeeding. If enough of us show our support, we can help give the Authority the confidence they need to place this measure on the ballot.
Help us keep our region healthy and safe for our children and grandchildren. Sign the petition calling on the Restoration Authority to take this critical step to restore Bay wetlands.
- San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority
The Bay faces significant threats that could undo decades of hard work to protect and restore it. Sea level rise, pollution, and habitat loss all threaten our Bay. Every year, millions of pounds of toxic pollutants flow freely into our Bay, while rising tides threaten to swallow our shorelines and native bird counts steadily decline.
Restoring the Bay’s wetlands could protect our communities from flooding and sea level rise, improve Bay water quality by filtering out toxic pollutants, and provide habitat for birds and other creatures whose only home is San Francisco Bay. Right now, 31,000 acres of Bay shoreline are in public hands and slated for restoration. All that’s missing is local funding to make it happen.
Every day, climate change and sea level rise are changing the rules of the game, meaning that the longer we wait, the harder it will be to restore our Bay.
I urge the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority to fulfill its mandate to fund Bay restoration by placing a 9-county measure on the ballot this November and giving Bay Area residents a chance to do the right thing for the Bay.
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