FISH AND GAME CODE
You can beat Nature down, but you can't keep her down. Watch the Quarry recover before your eyes from a blighted eyesore into pleasing stretch of green, in the years it's been left alone.
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Sierra Club isn't fooled by Peebles' "greenwashing"-- neither should you.
During March 2005 Melissa Hippard, Lennie Roberts, & myself met with R. Donahue Peebles of the Peebles Atlantic Corporation at the Conservation Center in Palo Alto. The subject of the meeting was a proposed development by Mr. Peebles of the landmark quarry in Rockaway Beach; the quarry is adjacent to the Pacific Ocean & SR 1.
At the charrette, Andres Duany said "There are no endangered species that have been identified, seen, or trapped."
A study of San Francisco Garter Snakes was already underway, the proposal for which clearly stated that:
Under the Coastal Act, section 30107.5 defines an environmentally sensitive area as follows:
[A]ny area in which plant or animal life or their habitats are either rare or especially valuable
For more background education on coastal environmental and development issues, the Coastal Commission, and some specifics on Pacifica, check out the acclaimed KQED documentary "Coastal Clash":
For historical reference, attached is the June 2002 FINAL Environmental Impact Report for the Trammel Crow "Pacifica Village Center" project in the Quarry. The draft version is also availble and has more background information.
Attached is the April 2002 DRAFT Environmental Imact Report (warning! big file!) for the Trammel Crow "Pacifica Village Center" project.