Take Action to Save Richardson Grove

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Friday, January 15th, 2010

RGpostTake a moment to send a clear message to the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) to keep their hands off the old growth redwoods within Richardson Grove State Park. Caltrans has proposed a highway widening project that would damage the intact cathedral grove that marks the southern entrance to Humboldt County. With your help, we can stop this project!

We must now amp up the campaign to Save Richardson Grove, as the agency prepares to release their final plan in just six weeks. Even with widespread public outcry in opposition to the project, the agency plans to release their final proposal without time for additional public comment and with consideration to only the most destructive alternative to reach their transportation goals in this sensitive forest ecosystem.

In preparation for the release of these final documents and Caltrans refusal to host adequate public forum, EPIC and our allies are planning an independent public forum in Eureka and Garberville in early February, so that citizens of our region can get all of the facts. Enter your email address at the top of this page to get updates about the public forum and other updates on the project at Richardson Grove. We’ll also keep you updated with additional blog posts.

In addition to these events, EPIC volunteers in southern Humboldt are painting a billboard on Highway 101 reading “Save Richardson Grove”. The billboard will be installed over the next few days, just south of Standish Hickey State Park. In addition to the billboard, we also have Save Richardson Grove t-shirts, color posters and postcards that can be used to get the word out. If you’d like to get your hands on a t-shirt, poster or postcard email us at epic@wildcalifornia.org.

So far, EPIC has gathered over 2,000 postcards from individuals opposed to the project, and hopes to get many more signed during the critical weeks ahead. Please consider supporting our campaign by donating, getting involved, or taking action. Every voice counts!


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