Preserve Calavera
United States of America

A coalition of north county community organizations has initiated a grassroots campaign to save some of the priceless natural lands of Carlsbad. These natural lands are a key part of what makes this such a special place to live, but many are under immediate threat of development.

We need to preserve the best of what we have left- places like the Buena Vista Creek Valley with the sacred El Salto waterfall. Places where we, our children, and future generations can reconnect with nature, take a bike ride through rolling hills, take a quiet walk or hear the sound of a creek or the call of a bird. Open space gives us a high quality of life and preserves our property values. It is good for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

In 2002 the voters of Carlsbad passed Measure C to allocate some of the City's existing reserve funds to preserve open space. It has been 10 years and the Carlsbad City Council has not allocated these funds or spent one dime to acquire any natural open space in Carlsbad.

We have initiated this campaign to petition the City Council to allocate some of their existing reserve funds for open space acquisition and trails. Please sign the petition and help make that happen.

We need to encourage the city council to follow through on the voters' mandate as they revise the city's general plan.

I support the campaign to preserve natural open space in Carlsbad.

I urge the Carlsbad City Council to allocate existing funds to purchase and forever preserve special places like Quarry Creek as open space.

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The SOS for Open Space petition to Preserve Calavera was written by Paige DeCino and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.