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Obama Administration Visits Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands

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Gathers Community Input on Permanently Protecting the Special Place
Friday, November 8, 2013
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Virginia Cramer, 804-225-9113 x 102

Obama Administration Visits Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands

Gathers Community Input on Permanently Protecting the Special Place

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today toured Point Arena Stornetta Public Lands and held a public meeting to discuss the community's vision for protecting the area. Located along the south coast of California’s Mendocino County, these public lands include over 1,000 acres of majestic views, tide pools and coastal wetlands.

In response Dan Chu, director of Sierra Club's Our Wild America Campaign issued the following statement:

"The Sierra Club is pleased to see Secretary Jewell already moving forward with the conservation agenda she laid out last week in Washington, D.C.  The value of our nation's public lands and the importance of preserving them for future generations to enjoy is clearly on display at Stornetta Public Lands.   

A diverse coalition of local groups and supporters has long called for this irreplaceable coastal refuge to be permanently protected. Today's public meeting is a welcome opportunity for their voices to be heard. We hope that Secretary Jewell will heed their desire to include Stornetta Public Lands in the California Coastal National Monument, making it the land link to the coastal gems that make up the monument.  We look forward to the Secretary’s continued work with local communities across the country to ensure our special places are protected."

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