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Save TrestlesA case study in wave protection
The threat
California Coastal Act“[I]t would be difficult to imagine a more  environmentally damaging alternative  location for the p...
ConclusionsMajor impacts to a sensitive & highly used natural areaNot consistent with the California Coastal Act.Inconsist...
FutureTCA back to the drawing boardLawsuits settled but can be reopenedTCA considering alternativesProject isn’t deadTCA h...
Key Elements Effective Coaltion / Strong leader Strategic focus Coordinated communication / strong brand Activist turn...
www.savetrestles.org
A Special PlaceHealthy, natural watershedSan Mateo creek is a baseline for clean  waterSan Onofre State ParkDonna O’Neill ...
IMPACTSBisect State ParkEliminate campgroundPollute creekAlter sediment transport in watershedAlter surfingDestroy Native ...
Massive Public ResponseTCA EIR hearingLargest attended California Parks and  Recreation CommissionLarge Coastal Commission...
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
Trestles Case Study –  Chad NELSEN
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  • At page 3 of the Executive Summary & at p. 10
  • During what the media called the “Woodstock of the surf movement,” you could feel, “the energy in the air-a booming resonance of civic duty,” said Stefanie Sekich, Surfrieder’s Save Trestles Campaign Coordinator. “Seeing thousands of people come together in an orderly, positive fashion made me feel hopeful for the future.”
  • TCA back to the drawing boardLawsuits settled but can be reopenedTCA considering alternativesProject isn’t deadTCA has no reason to stop promoting the roadToll road alternatives vs. transportation alternatives
  • Paving part of a watershed will compromise the waves.Sediment disruption will change the wave structure.Trestles—the only Continental US area for WCT competitions.TCA’stwo contradicting studiesCCC report—TCA did not adequately demonstrate surfing at Trestles will be protected
  • Paving part of a watershed will compromise the waves.Sediment disruption will change the wave structure.Trestles—the only Continental US area for WCT competitions.TCA’stwo contradicting studiesCCC report—TCA did not adequately demonstrate surfing at Trestles will be protected
  • Largest State Parks Commission hearing in historyLarge Coastal Commission hearing in history
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    1. 1. Save TrestlesA case study in wave protection
    2. 2. The threat
    3. 3. California Coastal Act“[I]t would be difficult to imagine a more environmentally damaging alternative location for the proposed toll road and one which would be more clearly inconsistent with the environmentally sensitive habitat resource protection requirements contained within Coastal Act Section 30240.”“No measures exist that would enable the proposed alignment to be found consistent with the Coastal Act.”
    4. 4. ConclusionsMajor impacts to a sensitive & highly used natural areaNot consistent with the California Coastal Act.Inconsistent with other state and federal laws?Massive public response was the differenceToll road project rejected by the CA Coastal Commission & US Department of CommerceThe threat isn’t over
    5. 5. FutureTCA back to the drawing boardLawsuits settled but can be reopenedTCA considering alternativesProject isn’t deadTCA has no reason to stop promoting the roadToll road alternatives vs. transportation alternatives
    6. 6. Key Elements Effective Coaltion / Strong leader Strategic focus Coordinated communication / strong brand Activist turn out Well supported
    7. 7. www.savetrestles.org
    8. 8. A Special PlaceHealthy, natural watershedSan Mateo creek is a baseline for clean waterSan Onofre State ParkDonna O’Neill Land Conservancy11 Federally listed speciesNative American archeologyTrestles: A World Class Surfing Area
    9. 9. IMPACTSBisect State ParkEliminate campgroundPollute creekAlter sediment transport in watershedAlter surfingDestroy Native American archeological sites
    10. 10. Massive Public ResponseTCA EIR hearingLargest attended California Parks and Recreation CommissionLarge Coastal Commission hearing in history (~3000)Secretary of Commerce hearing (~3500)
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