RALLY IN SF TO SAVE DRAKES BAY OYSTER FARM
PIER 7 – WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & CAFE
We are asking you to come out and support us at a special rally in San Francisco on Monday, July 15, 2013 as we urge our local elected officials to support the House Natural Resources Committee investigation into the science used to evaluate the environmental impact of shellfish cultivation in Drakes Estero.
As you all know, we are at a pinnacle moment in Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s fight to remain open and we need help from our supporters and friends as we anxiously await a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The details for the event are below:
WHAT: Save Drakes Bay Rally
WHERE: Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, 7 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94111
WHEN: Monday, July 15, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
WHO: Speakers at the event will be announced later this week.
WHY: For years, the Lunny family, who owns and manages the historic Drakes Bay Oyster Farm has been in a heated legal battle with the Interior Department and the National Park Service over their unjust attempts to close down the farm.
In a decision made last November, then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to issue a permit to allow Drakes Bay to continue farming upon the expiration of its 40-year-lease–a lease which allowed it to operate on public land within the Point Reyes National Seashore and which was explicitly renewable.
The Lunnys believe that Salazar based his decision on flawed environmental impact studies which used false science to evaluate the environmental impact of shellfish cultivation in Drakes Estero.
We need our supporters to urge their local elected officials to support the investigation into the science used to evaluate the environmental impact study. There is no excuse for false science, especially by the federal government. Scientific integrity should not be a partisan issue.
We will be sending out additional details later this week. Please RSVP on Facebook by clicking here.
WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!