The Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project in Oakley is now available online for public comment. This is an opportunity to comment on the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project as well as the Historical Vineyard Preservation efforts. All responses will go directly to the State.
Below is a sample letter that may help formulate a response to the Supplemental EIR, but feel free to add in one’s own comments and opinions as well. The sample letter below should help minimize response time. A simple response will greatly help and aid our efforts in preserving this unique ancient Carignane vineyard. The deadline for responding to the Supplemental EIR is March 7th, but an immediate response insures that your opinions will be heard.
Dear Ms. Finfrock:
I am writing in request for response to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project to urge the preservation of the 14-acre ancient vine carignane vineyard (Emerson Parcel) threatened by the current proposed plan.
This vineyard is an irreplaceable, historic example of one of the longest surviving world class vineyards in California, the United States, and certainly in the New World.
We need to protect this vineyard because:
[Author may wish to refer to the Fact Sheet to choose the issues that the author believes to be important and insert those points here.]
In conclusion, this ancient vineyard represents merely 14 acres of the proposed 1,178 acres included in the Dutch Slough Restoration Project.
I urge you to find a solution that allows the preservation of this invaluable living viticultural museum which has proven to be an integral part of maintaining the integrity of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
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