Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"After further review we have determined that your drawing EX 14 dated October 5th, 2009, inappropriately indicates the eastern bank of the river as the edge of the navigational channel. Based on the new information...your facility will create a navigational hazard to other users of the channel. The moored barge or barges as proposed would result in a violation of the federal anchorage regulations."
This image is the same one posted on Dutra's website.
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Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
85.4% think the modified proposal for an asphalt plant should be denied.
On 1.29.09, 73.8% thought the initial proposal for an asphalt plant should be denied.
Source: Pulse of Petaluma survey, Petaluma360.com
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Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Carrillo said Friday he wouldn't deliver an opinion on Dutra's revised proposal until he's heard what the company and the public have to say Tuesday.
"There are still questions to be asked on the project and that's what Tuesday's hearing lends itself to," he said.
Read Press Democrat story here
Join us and express your feelings about an asphalt plant being located next to an environmental asset, Shollenberger Park and the adjacent wetlands that citizens of the County and visitors alike have a right to enjoy.
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Saturday, December 5, 2009
In preparation for the final hearing, we are having an Energy-Raiser Event on Sunday December 6th, from 4-6pm.
Join us at our Headquarters for exhilarating music, delicious food, inspiring conversation and short informational talks by those leading this grass roots fight!
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Sunday, December 6th: 4-6pm
Save Shollenberger Headquarters
322 Western Avenue, Petaluma
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Our musical guest for the event will be the wonderful Larry Potts:
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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Tell your friends and neighbors too! Dutra will try to make it look like all of Petaluma likes their 'new' plant - unless we speak up.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
To our Visitors and Tourists from Near and Far:Dutra Materials wants to build an asphalt plant on the banks of the Petaluma River and 350 ft. from the walking paths of Shollenberger Park. The Petaluma City Council and our Mayor are unanimously opposed to this project!
Additionally, a recent poll showed 84.5% of the citizen respondents are also opposed. Yet three of the five County Supervisors are inclined to vote to permit this factory to be located in this Voter Mandated Scenic View Corridor. You can help protect this scenic wildlife preserve and wetlands by sending them your letter, stating how you value wetlands and scenic beauty and that this translates into longterm economic vitality for Sonoma County. (See template below).
Contact the Supervisors and Tell Them to Vote NO! The final vote is January 12th!!
Here is a standard letter script you can use if you'd like. We encourage you to expand it and make it personal.
I am often a visitor to beautiful natural destinations and Sonoma County is one of them. I'm writing to ask you to preserve and protect Sonoma County's wetlands by voting NO on the Dutra Asphalt Plant proposal at Haystack Landing. I plan to visit Sonoma County because of its natural beauty and commitment to a healthy environment. Please vote NO on the Dutra Asphalt Plant and you can be sure many tourists will thank you and will visit Shollenberger Park and Sonoma County.
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Please Also Review The Links to the Right
Visit and Support Petaluma Wetlands
The Petaluma Wetlands Alliance (PWA), a committee of Madrone Audubon, is dedicated to the creation, restoration and stewardship of publicly accessible wetlands and wildlife habitats. We support Shollenberger Park, Alman Marsh, the new wastewater treatment property, and future wetland sites in the watershed. PWA works with local governments, environmental organizations and other groups to educate the public about the ecology and value of wetlands.
Click Here to Visit the PWA Website
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!