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MONTHLY UPDATE

EBATC Announcements, Meeting Minutes, News: January 2002


EBATC website: http://www.ebtrails.org
E B A T C

HELP SUPPORT MEASURE K EBATC JANUARY MEETING


East Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Bay Area The Measure K campaign, or Yes for Parks, is 7:15 to 9:30 pm
Trails well underway, with only 8 weeks left before East Bay Regional Park District
Council the March 5th Election Day! This important Headquarters: Board Room
❧ Measure ensures funding for East Bay Re- 2950 Peralta Court, Oakland
2950 gional Park maintenance, public safety, re- Telephone (510) 635-0135
Peralta source protection/restoration and public ac-
Oaks cess. Volunteers are needed to help distribute Agenda: January 16, 2002 Meeting
Court 150,000 leaflets, informing the voters of Con-
❧ tra Costa and Alameda counties to vote Yes 1. Call to order: 7:15 p.m.
on K! Approval of Agenda: Action
Oakland,
California Approval of Minutes: Action
Members of the Measure K campaign staff,
❧ Campaign Coordinator Doug Linney and 2. Reports and Updates:
94605 Campaign Organizers Matt Hummel and Sara Treasurer's Report Report
Stern, will explain how member organizations Governance/officers Report
of EBATC can get involved directly in the cam- Bay Area Ridge Trail Issues Report
paign.
3. New Business
Area coordinators are needed throughout both Ballot Measures for March 2002:
counties to help organize leafleting events Measure K, EBRPD Parcel Tax
each weekend, recruit volunteers, and scout State Park Bond Action/Report
leafleting locations. In addition to area coor- Bay Trail in Alameda
dinators, the campaign is seeking volunteers Proposed Golf Course at Alameda Point
for leafleting weekends and evenings, as well
as evening phone bankers. 5. Round Robin and Future Agenda
The EBATC
Reports from members
To find out more about the Yes for Parks cam-
is composed paign, please visit our website at
of public www.yesforparks.com. To volunteer for the
agencies, campaign, please contact Sara Stern by phone
(510) 848-0800 x 313 or via email at
equestrians,
sara@yesforparks.com.
hikers,
bicyclists, Thanks,
and
conservation Sara Stern
Campaign Organizer
-ists who are
Yes for Parks
committed (510) 848-0800 x 313
to furthering www.yesforparks.com
the
protection of
the scenic
and
recreational
resources of
the East Bay.
• $445 million, divided between eight State Con
SUPPORT PROPOSITION 40 servancies, for land acquisition, particularly
Your Support for the California Clean Wa- with a focus on land and water resources.
ter, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and • $75 million for the preservation of agricultural
Coastal Protection Act of 2002 is needed. lands, including oak woodlands and grasslands.
Environmental groups from around the • $20 million to the State and Local Conservation
state are looking to the successful passage of Propo- Corps for acquisition, development, restoration,
sition 40 on the March 2002 ballot to aid them in and rehabilitation of land and water resources.
their conservation efforts. The California Clean • $225 million for State Parks for the improvement
Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and of existing parks, which will benefit wildlife by
Coastal Protection Act of 2002 will provide essen- providing public education and quality habitat.
tial funds to help preserve California's ecosystems Up to half of the funds can be used for land ac-
and habitats, and improve our ability to enjoy al- quisition.
ready-protected natural areas that are accessible to • $375 million for protection of water resources
the public. which would benefit wildlife that live in wet-
Proposition 40 will provide $1.275 billion lands and those that live in the delicate riparian
for land conservation and improved air and water zone along rivers.
quality, and $1.325 billion dedicated to California's
State and local parks, recreation, and historic and Proposition 40 is supported by a wide variety of
cultural resources. Passage of the California Clean groups including the Planning and Conservation
Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and League, the Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Pub-
Coastal Protection Act of 2002 will allow Califor- lic Land, Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club.
nia to move forward in the effort to protect the Your help is needed to pass this important bond
state's wildlife and open space by allocating: act. To get more information, donate funds, or vol-
unteer locally to help the campaign, please visit us
• $300 million to the Wildlife Conservation Board on-line at http://voteyeson40.org or contact Bryan
for the acquisition, development, restoration, Blum at 916-313-4539.
and rehabilitation of habitat that promotes the
recovery of threatened and endangered species.

EBATC
2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Box 5381
Oakland, CA 94605-5369