By Topanga Creek Watershed Committee (Contact)
To be delivered to: Fran Pavley, California State Senator, Julia Brownley, California State Assemblymember, Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael Miles, Director, Caltrans District 7, Craig Sap, Angeles District Superintendent, California Department of Parks and Recreation and 4 other targets (click here to see more) Fran Pavley, California State Senator, Julia Brownley, California State Assemblymember, Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael Miles, Director, Caltrans District 7, Craig Sap, Angeles District Superintendent, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Steve Zimmer, LAUSD Board of Education, District 4, Michael Berger, Chair, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Debra Bruschaber, Executive Director, Mountains Restoration Trust, and Dennis Washburn, President, Reource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
The Topanga Creek Watershed is a fragile and important ecosystem, home to over 8,000 people and a rich variety of native plants and animals, including endangered species.
For many years community members have tried to stop the dispersal of toxic chemicals designed to kill unwanted plants and animals, and to urge the adoption of non-toxic methods of pest control.
Despite our efforts, in April and May of 2012 Caltrans resumed spraying herbicide along the side of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, and California State Parks, along with our elected officials, have continued to allow herbicide to be dispersed in Lower Topanga.
We are now calling for all citizens, elected officials, and entities operating in our watershed to finally respect the will of the community, and to end their participation in or support for this antiquated, short-sighted, and dangerous practice.
For more information about the Topanga Creek Watershed Committee and non-toxic methods of weed and pest control, please go to www.TopangaCreekWatershedCommittee.org.
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