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County of San Mateo to emphasize ecological sensitivity when managing the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve; one of the richest, most biodiverse environments in California. Paving a road through the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and building a massive bridge over a small creek would have negative impacts on wildlife, plants, trees and the Native American Archeological site near San Vicente Creek. When considering the impacts on water quality we ask the County to give consideration to the harmful and toxic effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. The proposed Fitzgerald Marine Reserve asphalt trail (14' wide) and bridge (12' wide x 60' long) would drain directly into San Vicente Creek and increase the pollution already documented in water quality reports. San Mateo County 2009 Beachwater Contamination Results are the second worst in the state. Los Angeles County is the only County in California with more beach closing/advisory days than San Mateo County. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve had 59 water contamination closing or advisory days at San Vicente Creek in 2009. In 2008, the California Coastal Commission issued a detailed water quality assessment report on the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and the creeks flowing into it. The Half Moon Bay segment of the California Coastal Trail was coated a few years ago with a black, shiny emulsion and the vegetation near the trail was covered in the black messy coating for months. Sealcoating runoff is toxic to mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and plants and should not be allowed to drain into San Vicente Creek. "Collaborative studies by the City of Austin and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) have identified coal-tar based sealcoat the black, shiny emulsion painted or sprayed on asphalt pavement such as parking lots as a major and previously unrecognized source of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination." "PAHs are toxic to mammals (including humans), birds, fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and plants. Aquatic invertebrates, the insects and other small animals that live in streams and lakes, are particularly susceptible to PAH contamination, especially the bottom dwellers (benthic invertebrates) that live in the mud where PAHs tend to accumulate. They are an important part of the food chain and are often monitored as indicators of stream quality (analogous to the canary in the coal mine concept). Possible effects of PAHs on aquatic invertebrates include inhibited reproduction, delayed emergence, sediment avoidance, and mortality, and possible adverse effects on fish include fin erosion, liver abnormalities, cataracts, and immune system impairments."
The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a biologically sensitive area and has regional, state, and national significance, as recognized by: - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary - Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary - Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) - Central California Coast International Biosphere Reserve - California Critical Coastal Area (CCA) Compliance with ADA does not require the trail be wider than three to four feet, nor does ADA require an asphalt surface. Trail Surface: The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Master Plan (page 60) specifies: "all trails and paths shall be surfaced with pervious materials such as decomposed granite". The US Access Board, an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities was created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities. The Access Board is a leading source on information on accessibility design and they have the following to say about trail surface, "ADA Trail Surfaces are not limited to asphalt." A16.2.1 TRAIL SURFACE "Trail surfaces are required to be firm and stable. There are a spectrum of surfaces considered firm and stable and appropriate surfaces are not limited to surfacing materials such as asphalt and concrete. Many naturally occurring surfaces, such as crushed aggregate or soils containing some clay and a spectrum of sieve sizes, are considered firm and stable." "Other natural surfaces may also become firm and stable when combined with a stabilizing agent. Wood planks, stone, grass, and packed dirt may also be considered accessible. The degree of firmness and stability may vary depending on the intended use and the expected direction and length of travel." We the undersigned do not support paving asphalt trails at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. We ask the County to significantly reduce the proposed width of the Dardenelle trail and bridge over San Vicente Creek.
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Sabrina Brennan Panagiotis Rigopoulos Andrea Oefinger JeanAnn Hurst
Moss Beach, CA Patras, Greece Newtown, CT Fresno, CA
The Dardenelle Trail exactly the way it is!
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Simon Robson Alexandra Lysenko Matthew Pintar Jens Loehner Bill Knapp Jean Lord Fred Fall Florence Stanley Olga Kolesova SA Pranger Savannah Alli Elizabeth Porter Adam Podlasinski Elizabeth O'Halloran Hester Low Sue Harrington Bettina Lorenz Elaine Brienzo Kathleen Cole Birgitta Siponen Llew Taylor Tammy Smith Bobbie Tse
Glenfield, United Kingdom Arlington, VA Canonsburg, PA Hof, Germany Lititz, PA Cliffwood Bch, NJ Cherry Hill, NJ Brisbane, Australia Perm, Russian Federation Simpsonville, SC Diamond, Guyana Barboursville, VA Warszawa, Poland Kettering, United Kingdom -, Singapore Piedmont, CA Rhede, Germany Acushnet, MA Circleville, OH Oulu, Finland New Castle, PA Davenport, IA Glendale, AZ must every square inch of earth be paved??? ENOUGH !!!!
Merissa Sheppard Konigstein Im Taunus, Germany Intz W Lincoln City, OR Stop! Get an environmental impact report. Do not disturb or kill of this much natural environment for a road. Hikers can find ways around without roads and surely in dry California, there is no need for a bridge over a creek. Don't kill the animals and disturb their habitat in order to make work for some humans. This money could be spent more wisely in human populated areas or support areas of the Wildlife Reserve.
Sherry Breznicki Derek Bennett
South Euclid, OH Sway, United Kingdom
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Lori Vega Rick Winans Carin Zellerman stella Arhondaki Maria Choratta Raquel BG 48622351Y Rosemary Bennett Ángel Marina Miguel Sue Le Ray Dinda Evans luke charles Tierney Grinavic Alan Kardoff Nicole Weber Nancy Murawski Isabelle Roeland Katty Deprez Fattore Lucia Pam Boland Elodie Maral Mervi Rantala Pamela Mittelsteadt Michael Dontas Stefanie Pettinger Morgan Weber Aleksei Kiselev Mathias Könnecke
Hawaiian Gardens, CA Moss BEach, CA Stockholm, Sweden chania crete, Greece Nicosia, Cyprus, Cyprus Alicante, Spain Sway,, United Kingdom Palma De Mallorca, Spain Kettering, United Kingdom San Diego, CA Ammanford, United Kingdom Huntingtown, MD Palm Bay, FL Pasadena, MD Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany Waterloo, Belgium Tournai, Belgium Liège, Belgium Grovetown, GA Marseille, France Tampere, Finland Denton, TX Lancaster, PA Bruckberg, Germany Wattrelos, France Moscow, Russian Federation Gündlkofen, Germany What do you like most about the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve? It brings me back to nature in all its elements. I like that it does not have a 12' wide walking trail. Please leave the coast alone
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Rebecca Gaskin George Martin SEBASTIEN COUFFON Emma Gray Kevin Stokes Sabrina Brennan Jonna Korsberg nicolette ludolphi Steve Hearn Aurélie COUFFON Vanditta Diwakar Wendy Stokes Ana Doria-Quesada nita Daniel Monica Dance Kim Aubry Kate Haisch
Tarpon Springs, FL Loule, Portugal Saint Maur, France Nuneaton, United Kingdom Montara, CA CA, CA Helsinki, Finland Bremen, Germany Basildon, United Kingdom La Varenne, France Suva, Fiji Montara, CA Montara, CA Little Rock, AR Wellington, New Zealand San Francisco, CA Moss Beach, CA The location and the diversity of nature for our kids. It's so pristine- please just leave it be!!! The chance to teach, learn and grow....it was an important part of my youth It's a wonderful place that should be protected for the planet's creatures. The educational value and the natural value of the reserve. My daughters spent many wonderful hours there learning about marine life and just enjoying the place. We need to keep these important centers of environmental and wildlife education. i just like being nosy and fighting all projects around me. I have no life otherwise.
Heather Patterson Theodore, AL Patty Lauritzen Constance McClintock Zara Stoyanova Nina Serman David Vespremi Steven Lidia Jennifer Dowdy billy bates terry baldwin Kunal Ashar Moss Beach, CA Montara, CA Plovdiv, Bulgaria Holland, MI Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Paducah, KY half Moon Bay, CA half moon bay, CA Cupertino, CA
its naturaulal setting
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Moss Beach, CA The beautiful small natural paths and the feeling that you are immersed in nature. It is a very spiritual place for me.
Mary Anne Rardin Burlingame, CA Pelham Houchin III paul pommes Sixuan Li Marlene Shapira Mary Keitelman Peter Fingerhut Beatrice W. Kathy Carlson Tara Bradley San Bruno, CA half moon bay, CA Beijing, China El Granada, CA Pacifica, CA Moss Beach, CA Santa Rosa, CA Half Moon Bay, CA El Granada, CA
the place is perfect the way it is now. save frogdoglog!!! cypress trees and tidepools habitat for wildlife, including the Marbled Murrelet Another spot of beauty slated to be paved. Unbelievable.
I know that the cliffs bordering the entrance to the Reserve are eroding at an unnatural rate because of how people have built on them/reinforced them. Adding pavement to the mix is a very bad idea based on this unsteady foundation. Building a road in a Reserve like this is frankly, ridiculous and exactly the opposite of what Coastsiders want.
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Anita Novak T Gordon Marco Gazzola Steve Dale Baudrillard Myriam Lena Rehberger Angelika Stratiichuk Cynthia Villaume Bon Lee Angel W.
Independence, MO Great Neck, NY Cucciago (Como), Italy Frankston,victoria, Australia Le Chesnay, France Grebenhain, Germany Ourem, Portugal Liverdun, France Centreville, VA Jersey, United Kingdom Herndon, VA Sorrento, Australia Sverdlovsk Region, Severouralsk, Russian Federation
Monika Coufalova Zlín, Czech Republic STEVE KLEIN Wildlife Matters Ilga Sokolova
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Véronique Lajoinie Terry Burridge Kerrie Braun Cassandra Kirkpatrick DENA HARRIS milca Van Den Steene Lani Blazer Justin Olson Peter Falkenberg Debra Van Way Andrea Chisari Patrick Barry Curtis Parker Tim Riley Liz Gereis laslo vespremi Jackie Parker
Saint-maur-des-fossã©s, France Kingston, Canada Spg Valley, OH Bolton, United Kingdom Woodstock, GA Anse Mitan, France Mountain View, CA madison, WI Montara, CA Mineral Wells, WV Titusville, FL Pleasant Hill, CA Moss Beach, CA Montara, CA Kronach, Germany Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Safe place for seals to have puppies The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is one of the most pristine and beautiful NATURAL parks in the world. It is one of the reasons I purchased my home in Moss Beach. Im very confused on why you need an asphalt paved path for wheelchairs. The path is currently smooth enough for an all terrain wheel chair. Peaceful verdant strolls through the trees and of course the tidepools and seals below on the beach. It's natural beauty and the fact it is a refuge for hundreds of animal species. It's a reserve/refuge for a reason .. many reasons actually ... which shouldn't include asphalt and paving paradise. The Atmosphere I like the way it is. Better to spend the money to protect and restore the abused site.. keep it close to natural peace and quiet
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Cid Young Mary Larenas Susan Senning Aimee Luthringer barb nielsen lisa schiffman Ellen Moore Elizabeth Cattermole Julie Havens Jennifer Nielsen
Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA san mateo, CA Moss Beach, CA Montara, CA oakland, CA moss beach, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA San Francsico, CA
I love the way it provides a place for pelicans. The unspoiled dirt paths and beautiful, rugged beach cliffs. Don't pave anything!!! Keep keep Fitzgerald Marine Reserve naturally beautiful and stop plans for paving this area. It would be disgraceful.
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Brandon Steelman Travis Pate Pamela Eakins Charlene Rocha Graham Willcox Arthur Chiang taylor haisch Becky Visco Kim Comstock Rory Enke Carla Mancebo Amanda Rodriguez Gary Naman Linda Johnson Angie Cantelmi Johnelle Parsons Marilyn Handler Kevin Andersen Marsha Sims Christine Cirovic Ruth Britton Lothar Tuppan Carmella Scarpa Carl May
Moss Beach, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Moss Beach, CA Turlock, CA San Francisco, CA Moss Beach, CA San Francisco, CA Its natural beauty. Wimberley, TX Pacifica, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Everything :) The unspoiled, natural forest and the undeveloped path to stroll through this magical place. That its natural and unspoiled, very rare!!! The way the light around sunset reflects and weaves itself throughout the grove of trees....a very unique tapestry!! the seals Dirt trails are more fun The Pristine Wildness of the Park
Grace Brenneman Vacaville, CA
Roberta Vespremi Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Foster City, CA Moss Beach, CA Belmont, CA Redwood City, CA Seattle, WA Greenbrae, CA Moss Beach, CA Bleecker, NY Moss Beach, CA
I enjoy it's beautiful natural look, the trees and ocean view. It doesn't need paving or a massive bridge.
Wrong project in the wrong place. The current California Coastal Trail route on the blufftop is the best possible for this segment. Everything about the road and bridge subtract from the experience. The natural dirt trail that overlooks the bluffs and ocean.
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Caitlin Kimsey Nancy Haas Judy Macias Collin Tiura
Half Moon bay, CA Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Montara, CA
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Elizabeth Henderson T. A. darren orr Scott Teaford Nancy Wolowski Rimma Kochkarova Amy Mulvany James Mulcare susan turner Jeanne Vargas Karla Maree
Oakland, CA New York, NY san francisco, CA Belmont, CA Redwood City, CA Kotelniki, Russian Federation Greystones, Ireland Clarkston, WA San Mateo, CA Half Moon Bay, CA San Carlos, CA
I love it all, the beach, the tide pools, the beautiful bluffs.
This is a great place to bring school kids, out-of-towners, and just ourselves to learn about our wonderful coast-side and one of its crown jewels: our family especially loves its tide pools, its serenity, an occasional fossil, harbor seals, starfish, and birds! Unfortunately, this place is being loved to death and more asphalt and a bridge just aren't needed. Let's use the $ instead for more education and conservation. The wildness of the coast, the views, the tidepools and the simple pleasure of natural beauty! I grew up on the southern Californian coast, in San Pedro, when Cabrillo beach was still an unspoiled beach, and we often saw seals playing...it was a beautiful world there and it's almost entirely gone....the wonder and pristine beauty of it has been ruined, and what's lost is too precious for words! Biodiversity, accessibility to the city of San Francisco, beautiful place for all ages. What is best is the natural beauty of the place, free of the County's typical over-development ideas. The park is an oasis of natural beauty. The thought of covering any of it with asphalt sickens me.
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Roselyn Edmunds Pacifica, CA Ramona von Moritz Santa Fe, NM
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Shaina Johnson Kevin Lansing
SF, CA Half Moon Bay, CA
Jason Brenneman Moss Beach, CA Valerie Shaw Summer Hagedorn Pacifica, CA Half moon bay, CA
Margaret Goodale Pacifica, CA
The magical silence of the cypress grove provides such a lovely place to look down onto the tidepools or dramatic crashing waves below. The deep needle layer underfoot is a welcome respite from hard pavement. The grove has a lovely sense of ancient calm which would be ruined by
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Margaret Goodale Pacifica, CA Janet Rajeski Paddy Rourke marianne mccarty Jennifer Quigley James Benjamin Dennis Paull Jack McCarthy Patricia Erickson Dennis Kaplan Irma Morawietz Al Mallamo dana kimsey Scott Forrest John Lynch Jorgen Deman elizabeth rubenstein David Gorn Peter Buranzon El Granada, CA Madison, WI san francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Mayfield Heights, OH Half Moon Bay, AR San Mateo, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Half moon bay, CA Half Moon bay, CA Menen, Belgium pacifica, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Half Moon Bay, CA
noisy pavement. No asphalt, please. Don't spoil the beauty and magic of the place.
I spent alot of time there in the 80's and 90's. I got to feel as one with nature. I love the diversity of life forms found in the tide pools, and the Harbor seals. The most beautiful photography in my collection is from the Fitzgerald reserve. tide pools, seal rookery This project needs to be scaled down. the quiet and naturalness It is magical. I've been coming for years, even when I didn't live on the coast. :) Quiet and the lack of people....
untouched acesss to the water Trails are fine at Fitzgerald. It's not Hollywood. It's unique and must be kept that way. I am all for the preservation of this ecological treasure but not with concrete and asphalt and more signs. By the way, where is the county getting the money for such a plan? Put it into preservation, protection, education. Not paving......
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Pamela Key Paula McCarroll Cornelis Bremer Joey Lui Dru Van Dam Ellen Price Claudia Linhares
Pacifica, CA Pacifica, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA Oakland, CA Pacifica, CA Half Moon Bay, CA I like the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve exactly as it stands now and in in its natural form. Aren't there other ways of spending our tax dollars beyond ruining our natural environment. Tide pools, seals, octopii, marine life
Kathleen Daniusis Half Moon Bay, CA
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Dorothy Norris Catherine Moody Veronica Sivenkova Dell Williams Nicole Larson stephanie saylor Cathala Corine Tamara Radcliffe Joel McKinnon Sophia Valko Peter Pomeroy Barry Parr
Moss Beach, CA Pacifica, CA Minsk, Belarus Moss Beach, CA Pacifica, CA Pacifica, CA Pierrelatte, France Moss Beach, CA Montara, CA Montara, CA Meno Park, CA Montara, CA
land-lover's ocean connection. It's a great place to take family and friends to learn and enjoy nature. My wedding photos were taken at the Reserve as well. Lots of memories.
I live within Fitzgerald and most love the wild beauty. The joy of teaching children about the tidepools and the wondrous diversity of flora and fauna!!
Natural beauty! The natural beauty and the absence of concrete/asphalt infrastructure. The peaceful serenity of nature, unspoiled by any signs of civilization. Its rural character and ocean / beach views. 1. Checking the tidepools with my daughter, ever since she was about 2. 2. Walking in the woods to the top of bluff overlooking the ocean. The natural beauty. Paving it would ruin what it is.
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Jenny Fineman Sean Handel Terrie Acampoa Kevin Henney Paul Ashby Marya Gomez John Garrison Jeremy MacKinnon Julie Ulmer Scott Boyd bill kehoe John/Jule Lynch Irina Ilieva Sean O'brien
Los angeles, CA Moss Beach, CA Half Moon Bay, CA San Gregorio, CA Woodside, CA Redwood City, CA It's a bit of the disappearing wild Lovely and peaceful! Its quite peaceful and a nice place to walk in. davis, CA Montara, CA Pacifica, CA Montara, CA moss beach, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Targivishte, Bulgaria San Francisco, CA It's one of the most peaceful, beautiful places of respite, so close yet so set apart and special. It serves visitors from the neighborhood and from over and around the hill. The natural beauty and drama of earth and ocean working with and against each other in an endless dance that denotes change. We don't need a trail that a huge semi trailer can also use
Michael Slaughter Pacifica, CA
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M. Elisa Fox Teresa Rourke Robert Pettersen Victoria Corsentino Rhonda Maness
Half Moon Bay, CA Half Moon Bay, CA Moss Beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Horton, AL Tidepools. The area was designated an Area Of Special Biological Significance for a reason. I've walked with my kids years ago on the dirt path, and still do, I love dirt and sand beneath my feet , not concrete!!!!! Its peaceful and tranquil, love the beach reserve.. it is mostly natural , not developed or touristy Wildlife, plants, trees, Native American Archeological site, and San Vicente Creek, and I like preserving the area.
Deborah Ruddock Half Moon Bay, CA Bonni Fellows Pam Manuel Beverly, MA El Granada, CA
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Harald Herrmann michele oldman Paul Replicon Anthony Montapert Frances Sims Duncan Arnold
Moss Beach, CA moss beach, CA Moss Beach, CA Ventura, CA Midway, PA Montara, CA Don't you morons have something better to do with my tax dollars? Clear off and leave our beauty spots alone.