Our mission is to protect the habitat of Puget Sound tidelands from the underregulated expansion of new and intensive shellfish aquaculture methods. These methods were never anticipated when the Shoreline Management Act was passed. They are transforming the natural tideland ecosystems in Puget Sound and are resulting in a fractured shoreline habitat. In South Puget Sound much of this has been done with few if any meaningful shoreline permits and with limited public input. It is exactly what the Shoreline Management Act was intended to prevent.

Get involved and contact your elected officials to let them you do not support aquaculture's industrial transformation of Puget Sound's tidelands.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Drakes Bay Oyster Company: Signs of Support Grow in Size


Is Marin County fearful of political backlash if signs are regulated?
 
Much has been written on the precedent which would be set in allowing Drakes Bay Oyster Company to remain in a wilderness area. Using it as an example of how expansive commercial operations can be allowed to exist within lands regulated under the Wilderness Act would put all wilderness areas at risk.
 
On a small, local scale, one can see throughout Marin County one of the spinoffs support for this belief is having. While billboards and political banners are strictly regulated by the county there is an apparent eye turned the other way if the signs are supporting Drakes Bay Oyster Farm. A new scale of sign has been reached on the Point Reyes Petaluma Road at Rich's Readimix. At issue is whether the county's inaction will result in other companies pointing to this and other signs in support of their wishing to place billboard size signs throughout the county.
 

~13' X 6'
Advertising or Political?
Regulated or Not?
 
Rich's Readimix on the
Point Reyes Petaluma Road 




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