Stop The Toll Road Meeting Update

Lower Trestles

Lower Trestles. Photo: Steindler

The toll road hearing, next Monday, Sept 22, is fast approaching.

We need you to bring your friends and family.  As we saw at the Coastal Commission hearing, when over 3,000 people show up and demand protection of San Onofre and Trestles, decision makers listen. We cannot let the Bush administration overturn a decision that has already been made in California.  Get ready.  It’s time to gather and defend Trestles.

Hand-held sings need be a specific dimension (13 x 22 inches). Surfrider will be setting up sign-making stations to ensure everyone has “the right sized signs;” and we’ll also be passing out signs already made.

Since the hearing will go ‘all day’, we are creating interactive stations and planning fun activities outside the hearing (such as, face painting for the kids, frisbee, hacky sack, and of course letter writing stations).  If you can’t come for the entire day, please stop by for a bit–just coming for an hour or two CAN make a difference–at this point, public pressure is key to stopping this toll road.

At the hearing, there will be “drop boxes” for letters and we need to fill them up.  If you have friends who cannot come, please let them know you can hand-deliver a letter for them.

Surfrider, and our partners, will be providing supporters with tee shirts and other goodies (first come, first served).  Upon arriving, please check in at the welcome booth.

During the hearing break (scheduled at 2 p.m.), we are planning a rally with special speakers.  We will also gather briefly after the hearing to re-cap the day and celebrate our efforts.

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