Petition to Preserve the Gaviota Coast

Gaviota Coast - photo: William B. DeweyTHE GAVIOTA COAST, located in southern Santa Barbara County, includes the coastal watersheds between Coal Oil Point in Goleta, to Point Arguello on Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the remainder of Vandenberg’s coast to Point Sal.  Surfrider’s Santa Barbara chapter is working to preserve the 20-mile stretch of the Gaviota Coast between Goleta and Gaviota, which draws more than a million visitors to its beaches, coastal canyons and mountain trails every year.

In just over two generations, more than ninety percent of southern California's once-unspoiled coastline has been lost to development forever.  Expanding urbanization has displaced agriculture on fertile coastal plains, reduced public beach access, and stressed coastal watersheds and marine ecosystems.  Rapid population growth in the region has led to dramatic loss of native biological diversity, and a general decline in the health of ecosystems we depend on.  The Gaviota Coast’s intact ecosystems, riparian and wildlife corridors, important coastal farmland, rare and endangered animals, unique tidal wetlands, and Native American cultural sites are all gravely threatened by development.

Please sign our petition to permanently preserve the Gaviota Coast for future generations to enjoy!

The Gaviota Coast – southern California’s last remaining stretch of undeveloped coastline – is unique in its Mediterranean climate, irreplaceable biodiversity of plant, animal and marine life, important coastal farmland, and Native American cultural sites. I recognize that development of this exceptional area gravely threatens its integrity and incomparable scenic beauty. Therefore I am in favor of permanently preserving the Gaviota Coast’s rural character and unspoiled nature for future generations to enjoy.
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  • 1-25 of 1587 signatures
    Number Date Name Location Comments:
    1587 Wed Aug 27 01:13:33 EDT 2014 Jennifer Brown Santa Barbara,
    1586 Fri Aug 22 16:31:25 EDT 2014 Terry Martin Bakersfield,
    1585 Tue Aug 19 14:53:02 EDT 2014 Rishad Olpadwala Santa Monica,
    1584 Tue Aug 12 14:57:03 EDT 2014 Natalie D-Napoleon Santa Barbara,
    1583 Tue Aug 12 14:55:23 EDT 2014 Perry Hoffman santa barbara, Please leave this little bit of coast to nature. We've already collectively killed so much of the planet and the ocean. ENOUGH is ENOUGH
    1582 Thu Aug 07 18:31:02 EDT 2014 Helen Weaver Santa Barbara,
    1581 Thu Aug 07 16:23:45 EDT 2014 Paul Clausen San Diego, Can you please leave just one small. tiny speck of coast alone??? Why do rich people think they have the right to destory the coast?
    1580 Mon Aug 04 22:40:42 EDT 2014 Anonymous
    1579 Sat Aug 02 11:32:54 EDT 2014 Jim Hamari San Luis obispo,
    1578 Tue Jul 29 16:07:54 EDT 2014 Anonymous Healdsburg,
    1577 Wed Jul 23 16:12:15 EDT 2014 Anonymous
    1576 Sat Jul 12 14:07:37 EDT 2014 Anonymous orem, people who don't respect and honor this worlds wonders and the creatures who share it with us are sick twisted people.
    1575 Tue Jul 08 14:34:26 EDT 2014 Samantha Sturtevant
    1574 Tue Jul 01 00:51:56 EDT 2014 Christy Hamari San Luis obispo,
    1573 Mon Jun 30 13:23:24 EDT 2014 Callie Hamari san luis obispo,
    1572 Sat Jun 28 14:35:53 EDT 2014 Sheryl Schroeder Santa Barbara, DON't DEVELOP OUR BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE!
    1571 Tue Jun 24 23:15:32 EDT 2014 Tiffany Harville Petersburg,
    1570 Fri Jun 20 00:45:07 EDT 2014 Yancy Robertson Lancaster, Visiting the gaviota coast every summer all my life is a tradition I now share with my babies. Let's keep Cali beautiful for generations to come!
    1569 Tue Jun 17 15:42:04 EDT 2014 Elaine Becker Roanoke,
    1568 Wed Jun 11 18:55:21 EDT 2014 Kelly Berry
    1567 Wed Jun 04 14:58:03 EDT 2014 Michael Dummer Laguna Hills,
    1566 Tue Jun 03 16:19:17 EDT 2014 John Brown Monterey,
    1565 Thu May 29 11:31:32 EDT 2014 Hannah Johnson Santa Barbara,
    1564 Sat May 24 20:51:14 EDT 2014 Bridget Gorski Damascus,
    1563 Thu May 22 00:03:40 EDT 2014 SUYAN LEIPELT Huntington beach,
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