Thursday, May 28, 2009

Urgent! Contactyour legislators. Tell them not to cut Park funding


Trestles/San Onofre State Park Supporter, 



The good news is the park protection bills Surfrider has been following are moving through their respective committees and will soon make it to a full  vote on the senate floor. If you need a refresher on the bills, visit www.savetrestles.org . Once they get to the floor, we will set up an action alert…we want to make sure these bills pass so the chances of a horrible proposal (i.e. like a toll road through a state park) will be down right impossible in other state parks! 



The bad news is that the Governor announced this week to eliminate General Fund support for state parks. Bad, bad, move….Mr. Governator! 

But as you know, one person can make a difference by pressuring decision makers! And we need you to act fast! There is a budget hearing on the proposal next Tuesday, June 2 and your legislators need to hear from you. 

Our friends at the State Parks Foundation have set up this online action alert: 



http://www.calparks.org/stopclosures 


Please send a message to your legislators. There is a great fact sheet listed below about what the budget cut means to us and our State Park system. 








We also want to keep you updated about our efforts on the Marine Life Protection Act. The State is on a timeline to implement the MLPA by establishing a network of protected areas that will help restore our impaired ocean. It's critical the State hears from the public about how important marine protected areas are to you and you local community. Surfrider will soon host MLPA trainings where you can learn more about our efforts and get trained on how you can be part of the MLPA process. There are upcoming MLPA meetings this summer and fall where we need your voices! To learn more about MLPA and how you can get involved, contact Stefanie at: SSekich@Surfrider.org Go here to learnmore about: http://www.surfrider.org/policy_mpa.asp and www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa 



As always, thanks for your continuing support. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to reach out to your elected officials. 



For the ocean, beaches and waves, 



Your pals at Surfrider 

 

 

 

May2009_SOS%20Fact%20sheet.pdf

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