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 1553 signatures
    Number Date Name Location Comments:
    1553 Tue Apr 22 15:45:09 EDT 2014 Kit Cooper santa barbara,
    1552 Mon Apr 21 15:53:22 EDT 2014 Cooper Danel Columbia,
    1551 Fri Apr 18 15:25:13 EDT 2014 Patricia Schneider Santa Barbara,
    1550 Fri Apr 18 00:27:16 EDT 2014 Deborah Wilson Santa Barbara,
    1549 Thu Apr 17 13:08:55 EDT 2014 Anonymous GAVIOTA COAST 4EVER!!!!!
    1548 Wed Apr 16 19:26:06 EDT 2014 Jen Willis SB, Protect & preserve this natural coastline.
    1547 Wed Apr 16 11:15:43 EDT 2014 Nehal Naik Our cities need less sprawl into unspoiled landscapes. Development into Gaviota only exacerbates problems of runaway suburban grown. It creates more traffic and dependence on cars to reach economic centers. More....
    1546 Tue Apr 15 13:21:17 EDT 2014 Heather Lenderman Goleta,
    1545 Sun Apr 13 19:31:32 EDT 2014 Ray Octavio
    1544 Tue Mar 25 19:57:31 EDT 2014 bianca brouwer tweed heads,
    1543 Tue Mar 25 03:40:44 EDT 2014 Jeff Ligouri San Jose,
    1542 Tue Mar 25 03:38:13 EDT 2014 Jeff Ligouri San Jose,
    1541 Mon Mar 24 15:52:56 EDT 2014 Olivia Weidel oceanside,
    1540 Fri Mar 14 15:11:27 EDT 2014 Noemie Lefebvre levis,
    1539 Mon Mar 10 15:29:49 EDT 2014 Maureen Belle Santa Barbara,
    1538 Sun Mar 09 01:33:10 EST 2014 CHARLES FREEMAN COLORADO SPRINGS,
    1537 Sat Mar 08 20:00:32 EST 2014 Richard Ruddy Santa Barbara,
    1536 Sun Mar 02 15:09:11 EST 2014 Daryn Longman San Diego,
    1535 Sat Mar 01 01:09:11 EST 2014 HEIDI STUBER LAKESIDE,
    1534 Fri Feb 28 11:20:36 EST 2014 Heather Hurwitz Goleta,
    1533 Sun Feb 23 11:27:55 EST 2014 Laura Noble Lingfield,
    1532 Sat Feb 22 01:10:40 EST 2014 Christian Preciado Santa Barbara,
    1531 Mon Feb 17 19:53:14 EST 2014 Robert Yount Ojai,
    1530 Sat Feb 15 00:25:20 EST 2014 Erin Finnegan Santa Barbara,
    1529 Fri Feb 14 12:04:02 EST 2014 GINA BILWIN SANTA BARBARA, save our beaches, oceans, ecosystems for the animals, the earth
    our health
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