Friday, January 18, 2008

Letter to the Governor: Written By a Beloved Activist

This was sent to Arnold via his website:

Governor Schwarzenegger,

I want the "Save San Onofre State Beach" surfboard returned to me.

I gave you that board as a gift, but due to your recent actions and words that have the intent to destroy most of that state park, you do not deserve to have it. That board was signed by hundreds of campers and surfers that you have now betrayed.

I will be at the state capitol this Tuesday morning, and can pick it up at that time. Look for me at one of the tents on the capitol lawn, or let me know where I can pick it up.

Ed Schlegel
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Go here to see what Ed is referring to:

http://www.surfrider.org/makingwaves/makingwaves21-4/10-11.pdf

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Tell the Governor we want Ed’s surf board and our State Parks back!


Send this quick blurb to him:

Governor Schwarzenegger,

I am writing in response to your letter to the California Coastal Commission, urging them to support the Toll Road through the San Onofre State Park and Beach. I strongly oppose your decision, and the toll road that will destroy California’s fifth most visited state park.

Voters established the Coastal Commission to be independent and nonpolitical, and decide on the future of our coast based on the facts and the law. San Onofre State Beach gets over two million visitors to the beach portion each year, and over one hundred and sixty thousand visitors to the park’s two campgrounds.

There are many reasons for the popularity of this beach and park. Since it was recognized as a State Beach in 1971, San Onofre has attracted surfers with its outstanding surf, quiet, accessible inland campground (in close proximity to the beach), and an environment that offers Southern California families the opportunity to experience the coast and nature in the middle of an otherwise overwhelmingly urban area.

Sincerely,



Email it here: http://gov.ca.gov/interact Be sure you use the drop down menu and pick “San Onofre Toll Road” and check “Con”; then fill in your email with the letter template.

STAY TUNED FOR COVERAGE OF SURFRIDER’S TRIP TO THE CAPITOL!!

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