After seeing on Saturday the oak/sycamore woodland slated for destruction I posted my take on what I learned walking through the woods with an LA County employee who had the unpleasant task of giving a tour to a group of environmentally-minded and knowledgeable folks. This really needs to be stopped. The email sent by Cam Stone that is quoted below provides information on what you can do to help.
The LA County Board of Supervisors’ next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 7 (tomorrow) at 9:30 am. We need to deluge the office of Mike Antonovich with emails, letters and calls. Mr. Antonovich, according to the LA Times, will be asking for a 30 day stay on the destruction of the Arcadia Woodlands at tomorrow’s meeting. We need to make sure he does that. Try to get someone from his office to come out and see the Woodlands.
Mike Antonovich’s contact page is at: http://antonovich.co.la.ca.us/Pages/ats.htm If anyone has the time to actually go to the Supervisors Meeting – Great!
The Arcadia City Council will be meeting Tuesday evening, Dec. 7 at 6;00 pm. I will be going to that meeting to ask the council why they have taken no interest in preserving Arcadia’s natural heritage. (The city of Arcadia had no representation at the Walk Through on Saturday). The more support we have at the Arcadia Council Meeting the better.
If anyone is aware of how to designate an area as a wilderness or open space conservancy we desperately need your help. This is the only way Glen and I know of that will provide long term protection to the Arcadia Woodlands.
Jessica Hall from LA Creek Freak suggests:
You can let your Supervisor know how you feel about this:
D1: Gloria Molina: firstname.lastname@example.org
SD2: Mark Ridley-Thomas: email@example.com
SD3: Zev Yaroslavsky: firstname.lastname@example.org
SD4:For Don Knabe: Aaron Nevarez handles enviro/public works email@example.com
SD5: Mike Antonovich: firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally, David Czamanske, Vic Chair, Pasadena Group of Sierra Club, suggests the following in his email message:
It would be very helpful if individuals communicate your concerns directly to Supervisor Antonovich’s office in LA. Ask for his chief of staff, Tony Bell, or his planning director, Paul Novak.