30-Day Moratorium Ends

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the lorax!

Today is a special day. Today at midnight ends the 30-day moratorium set by the County Board of Supervisors on the Santa Anita Dam Sediment Construction Project. The moratorium that stood between the destruction of a rare, lovely piece of oak/sycamore woodland, dubbed Arcadia Woodlands, will end. Time is late, but it is not too late to do the right thing.

Much has been said about the process, possible alternatives, and the consequences if we do nothing. The long and the short of it is, if this project goes through, we, like the Once-ler in Dr. Suess’s famous book, The Lorax, are responsible for allowing the destruction of a unique piece of habitat. And make no mistake, compared to what was here, we are very close to destroying the last of the oak woodland areas that graced the foothills and more level land now covered by buildings, roads, lawns, and dumps.

In solidarity with other bloggers, I implore all of you to sign the petition to save Arcadia Woodland, contact your County Supervisor, make yourself heard. Because as the Once-ler said:

“Now that your’re here,
the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear,
UNLESS someone like you
cares a whole aweful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It’s not.

Fellow bloggers in solidarity to SAVE THE ACADIA WOODLANDS:

Altadena Hiker
Breathing Treatment
Chance of Rain
Echo Landscape Design
Greensward Civitas
L. A. Creek Freak
Pasadena Adjacent
Pasadena Daily Photo
Pasadena Real Estate Blog with Brigham Yen
The Sky is Big in Pasadena
Slow Water Movement
Temple City Daily Photo

And thanks to LA Observed for linking to Josh’s Arcadia Woodlands Update post and to the Arcadia Patch for recognizing our blogger effort – and doing a splendid job reporting on the issue. I also want to give a nod to the Sierra Madre Tattler who I’m told has been behind the ball on this one all the way through.

4 thoughts on “30-Day Moratorium Ends

  1. Thank you Barbara!<br /><br />And in the words of Pogo:<br />&quot;We have met the enemy and he is us!&quot;

  2. sima bernstein

    Does anyone remember when Joni Mitchell sang about tearing down Paradise and putting up a parking lot. It&#39;s coming true.

  3. Hat&#39;s off to Weeding Wild Suburbia for getting on this early and staying on it late.

  4. I&#39;ve signed and put up a blog post urging others to sign.

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