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Save Pittsburg's Hills  |  Save Tesla Park

SAVE PITTSBURG'S HILLS

FARIA PROJECT
Faria project in red, covering more than 600 acres of the hills above Pittsburg
Image courtesy Coalition to Save Pittsburg's Hills

ACTION: Contact Pittsburg City Council.

A Seeno project to develop 1,500 houses on the beautiful hills next to the Concord Naval Weapons Station threatens the new regional park there. The project, called the Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation, would annex more than 600 acres of hills into the City of Pittsburg and allow houses to be built directly on the ridgeline overlooking the regional park. These houses would be highly visible and a huge eyesore. They would also be located far from services such as transit and shopping, which would increase traffic in the area. Wildlife species likely impacted by this Project include Golden Eagle, White-tailed Kite, Ferruginous Hawk, Western Burrowing Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Grasshopper Sparrow, Tri-colored Blackbird, California Tiger Salamander and California Red-legged Frog.
 
Please tell the Pittsburg City Council that you oppose this project by emailing them at citycouncil@ci.pittsburg.ca.us.

 

SAVE TESLA PARK

ACTION: Save Tesla Park From Becoming an Off-Highway Vehicle Wasteland
Tesla is a fragile, biologically diverse ecosystem southeast of Livermore that is home to 7 threatened and endangered species and habitats, and more than 50 rare ones, including mammals, rodents, birds, amphibians, plants and wildflowers, but is presently scheduled to be added to Carnegie SVRA. Tesla is part of an Audubon Important Bird Area, and includes a Critical Linkage Wildlife/Habitat Corridor; Golden Eagles nest and forage within its boundaries. Please use the sample letters and email addresses provided by SaveTeslaPark.org, or edit with your own words for even greater impact.

Idyllic TeslaTesla Dead Bird Trail

Images courtesy Save Tesla Park

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