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    Back Issues Volume 42, Number 3, 2003                
The Trouble with Seawalls The Trouble with Seawalls
The construction of seawalls is one of the most controversial and misunderstood environmental issues on the California coastline today. Our state is known world-wide for its graceful and majestic beaches. However, developers and property owners alike have continued to build far too close to the edge of shoreline bluffs, in spite of the Coastal Act. As the land under coastal homes, roads and businesses naturally erodes, one of the most often employed actions is the reinforcing of the cliff wall. Seawall construction is a major contributor to the disappearance of the very beaches we all treasure ... [more]


County plans to armor Pleasure Point
A proposed seawall at the popular surfing spot off Pleasure Point would stretch from 33rd Avenue to 36th Avenue with a companion wall near the end of 41st Avenue at “The Hook.” The seawalls would be constructed with public funds from The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the California Department of Boating and Waterways; with roadway, bicycle/pedestrian, restroom, stairways, and parking projects above the wall paid for by the County of Santa Cruz ... [more]


Lordy, Lordy, Chapter's 40 - Ansel Adams started the ball rolling
In Adams’ letter inviting Monterey County members of Sierra Club to meet at his home in March, 1963 he wrote, “The purpose is to organize an aggressive group that will effectively utilize the combined efforts of the Sierra Club in protecting those things that we consider valuable.” Some 50 members gathered for a three-hour Sunday afternoon meeting at the Adams home in Carmel Highlands ... [more]

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Club sponsors six state bills
At press time six bills the Club is sponsoring were still alive and working their way through the legislative and negotiating process. In all, the Club is tracking about 350 bills that could affect the environment ... [more]


Sierra Club award improves Seaside demonstration garden
A $500 grant from the Ventana Chapter will help spread native plant beauty at the busy corner of Canyon Del Rey Boulevard and Fremont Street in Seaside. Mary Wilson, garden designer and Sierra Club member, accepted the award on behalf of the project. The Chapter presented the award in commemoration of Earth Day 2003 ... [more]



Other Articles

> Santa Cruz City Council approves bike road on sensitive habitat
> Public input critical to Monterey Bay Sanctuary Management Plan - Attend one of the public hearings
> San Lorenzo River celebrated
> Art Exhibit will honor Pajaro River
> Volunteer now for summer stream monitoring
> Join the Great Coastal Places campaign
> 2003 Ventana Election Rules and Timeline
> Sierra Club offers fundraiser cruises to Channel Islands National Park
> Books for kids

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