Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Allowing mega-developments on the Gaviota coast would be a "Nightmare"

THE GAVIOTA COAST in southern Santa Barbara County is being threatened by development due to expanding urbanization. It stretches from Point Sal at the north down through Coal Oil Point at the south. From Point Conception to Coal Oil Point is only about 15% of Southern California’s coastline, yet it contains almost 50% of the remaining rural coast. Development along this beautiful coastline would reduce public access, create a loss in native biological diversity and an overall decline in the health of our ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Allowing mega-homes along this stretch of coastline would be a "NIGHTMARE!"

Surfrider Foundation has been working to stop development along the Gaviota Coastline for over 10 years, and is committed to continue this effort for the long-haul.

On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, Surfrider Foundation Chapters in San Diego, Laguna, Malibu, and Santa Barbara will host "Nightmare At Gaviota" Halloween Fundraisers. With support from many other chapters, Surfrider Foundation was able to save Trestles, so our SoCal Chapters are coming together again to raise public awareness of the threats to the Gaviota Coast and raise funds needed to continue this 10+year effort to stop development.

Mark your calendars now!!!
Join your local Surfrider Foundation Chapter for some Halloween festivities, all for a great cause!

- 6PM
The Beach Club
1903 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

LAGUNA - 7pm
1740 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

MALIBU - 7pm -
Duke's Malibu

21150 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

SOhO Restaurant
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA

** Click on the flyers below - link to the Surfrider Foundation Chapter hosting these events **