06-05-13 Attorney Peter Prows Letter to the editor Sacramento Bee

Citizens commission supported oyster farming at Point Reyes

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 – 10:03 am

Re “Oyster farm tries end run on wilderness pact” (Another View, May 26): Amy Meyer, former vice-chairwoman of the Citizens’ Advisory Commission for Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, suggests that the citizens commission supported an “agreement” from the 1970s that the oyster farm in Drakes Estero would leave in 2012.

But Meyer neglects to mention one key fact: The citizens commission actually supported continued oyster farming in Drakes Estero in perpetuity. In 1976, the commission’s chairman, Frank Boerger, wrote to Congress explaining the oyster farm is “considered desirable by both the public and park managers”, and that the farm should “continue unrestrained by wilderness designation.”

Meyer is certainly entitled to change her opinion of the oyster farm, but she can’t change the historical facts.

— Peter Prows, San Francisco, attorney for Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

 

Leave a comment

2 Comments

  1. Milly Biller

     /  June 5, 2013

    Seems like Amy # 2 can twist up the truth as well as Amy #1 does. “Mom, never let your kids grow up to be Amys”

    On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 9:28 PM, Drakes Bay Oyster Company & the National Park Service. Watch the video, THE FRAMING OF AN OYSTER FARM

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: