Friends of the Santa Clara River
- HAD ENOUGH?
RALLY FOR THE RIVER AND OUR ENVIRONMENT
DATE: SATURDAY 11-09-02 - TIME: 9:00 TO 12:00
WHERE: CORNER OF VALENCIA BLVD. AND BOUQUET CYN ROAD
TIRED OF THE MASSIVE UNMANAGED GROWTH OF THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY, OVER -
BURDENED ROADS & FREEWAY SYSTEMS, OVER - CROWDED SCHOOLS, DECLINE IN AIR
QUALITY, AND LOSS OF OPEN SPACE? TIRED OF WORRYING ABOUT WATER QUALITY &
SUPPLY? TIRED OF THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA & COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
DESTROYING OUR QUALITY OF LIFE? TIRED OF OUR CITY & COUNTY OFFICIALS WORKING
FOR THE NEEDS OF DEVELOPERS, OVER THE NEEDS OF THE CITIZENS OF SANTA
The County of Los Angeles strongly opposes the proposed 3000 unit Ahmanson
Ranch Project, another terribly environmentally damaging project, because of
impacts to traffic and air quality in the Western San Fernando Valley. Yet
they are about to shove the massive proposed 22,000 - home Newhall Ranch
project along the Santa Clara River down our throats! The City & County have
already approved 8000 homes along San Francisquito Creek. Another 1152 are
proposed along the Santa Clara River near Newhall Ranch Road & Bouquet
Canyon. Tens of thousands of homes have been built on our hillsides, or are
now under construction, and even more homes have been approved for the
pristine hillsides of Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, Valencia, Stevenson's
Ranch, and the Pico Canyon area.
To top it off: US Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of
Fish and Game have written off the Santa Clara River and the species
dependent upon it, knowing full well that the environmental documents
provided by developers are inadequate. These documents fail to address the
illegal activities that we know are threatening endangered species and
raping the entire Santa Clarita Valley of its natural resources and
biological diversity, making it unsuitable for even our more common
wildlife. The state and federal agencies appear to be beholden to developers
and not the citizens of the Santa Clarita Valley, and act more as
subsidiaries of developers than responsible government agencies.
COME LISTEN TO ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS AND HEAR WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR LOCAL
ENVIRONMENT . LEARN HOW YOU CAN PROTECT THE FUTURE OF THE SANTA CLARITA
Speakers will be from 9:15 to 10:00 followed by a demonstration/rally along
Guest speakers in order of presentation:
FRIENDS OF THE SANTA CLARA RIVER Ron Bottorff, FSCR Chair will address the
Santa Clara River from its source to the Pacific Ocean, and current threats
to our watershed and wildlife.
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY Ileene Anderson, California Native Plant
Society Botanist will discuss the importance of Native Plants to our
environment and how the Santa Clara River is a "safe deposit box " of plant
diversity, with new plants being discovered there even now.
AUDUBON SOCIETY, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY CHAPTER Kris Ohlenkamp will address
the importance of the Santa Clara River to our Native Bird Life and threats
faced by birds.
SANTA CLARITA ORGANIZATION FOR PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT (SCOPE) Lynne
Plambeck, President, will address water quality and supply & its relation to
the Santa Clara River. Please come and to learn how our water supply is
threatened by Perchlorate Pollution in the Saugus Aquifer
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Teresa Ssvaikie will address threatened &
endangered species in Santa Clarita & that extinction is in process.
SANTA CLARITA OAK TREE CONSERVANCY Speaker to be determined. Learn how
thousands and thousands of beautiful native oak trees are being destroyed
including ancient oak trees & what you can do to save them.
www.ScSmartGrowth.com Isaac will discuss how this valley is growing too
fast to sustain a healthy quality of life and will discuss the hypocrisy of
the City of Santa Clarita & LA County with regard to planning issues.
Sarah Sunshine, COC Student & environmental activist will discuss the need
for the younger generation to get involved in protecting our environment.
For more information please contact Teresa Savaikie @ 661-263-9624 or by
email at Bigbadmean@...
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