Have you ever been near hot asphalt that didn’t smell?
Nesting season in Shollenberger Park starts in March – but will the trees still be there when the herons and egrets return? If approved, Dutra could be sending bulldozers and cut down the Eucalyptus Grove, which is home to the heron and egret nests, the very next day.
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In the spring, just north of Haystack Landing and across the Petaluma River from Shollenberger Park, giant eucalyptus trees stand leafy green but devoid of any apparent life. Several weeks later, from across the river, white spots can be seen in the foliage – Every year since 2003, Great Egrets have nested in the Shollenberger colony. A healthy colony suggests a healthy environment, and the Shollenberger colony has been devoid of predation or major disturbance since its onset. That could change in the near future.
The $25 you spend today will make a difference in this fight to stop the degradation of Shollenberger Park and the entire Petaluma Wetlands Eco-System.
Please donate today:
1) TO FUND LEGAL ACTION AND SAVE THE HERON AND EGRET COLONY.
2) TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN'S LEGACY OF VITAL WETLANDS AND CLEAN AIR FOR YEARS TO COME.
3) TO STOP THE ASPHALT PLANT AT HAYSTACK LANDING.
Dutra’s lies and their improper influence on our elected officials and County Planning Staff have got to stop. We can stop this charade but we need your help. Our wetlands, our Shollenberger Park, our Gateway to Sonoma County will be degraded and polluted with excessive and constant noise, night flood lights, over 46 toxic by-products of asphalt production and the diesel exhaust of over 100,000 trucks a year. Wildlife will be disrupted, air quality worsened, and a voter mandated Scenic View Corridor blighted with the view of two 64 foot storage silos.
Send your support of $25 or more today and help us be ready to stop Dutra. We called them on their deceptive maps presented to the Coast Guard, we showed them mis-locating high pressure PG&E pipes. Now we need to ask the hard questions about their new proposed mooring location. Each new set of claims and maps needs to be met with hard research and questions. Our County Staff doesn't do it, so we have to. If we each send at least $25, we’ll be ready with enough resources to stop Dutra with legal action the very Next Day!
Personal checks are great too! Please send to this address:
The O.W.L Foundation c/o Friends of Shollenberger Park
322 Western Ave.
Petaluma, California 94952