We did it. In only eleven days more than 9,000 people from California, out of the state and even out of the country, spoke up in defense of ancient redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park.
This response from the community has been exhilarating. I am reminded of the worldwide significance of the temperate redwood rainforest and its phenonmenal power to inspire action. So many people are speaking up and sharing their stories and connections to Richardson Grove and I see how valued this place is to people from all over the world.
Together we are stopping this project. Your recent online action to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) sent a message loud and clear that Richardson Grove State Park is important, worth fighting for and reminds Caltrans that they will face massive community opposition if they think they can begin construction in our sacred grove next year.
Please continue to pay attention to this project. There will be more instances when EPIC and our allies need your help and your voice. Our legal team is working hard in both the California State and Federal Courts to prevent this project from moving forward. And we are working with a statewide coalition of organizations that are calling into question transportation planning and infrastructure needs. In order to make decision makers in Sacramento listen, it will take all of us raising our voices again and again. Please stay with us as we continue this work into the future..
If you are able to make a financial contribution to the Richardson Grove campaign, you can do so here. To those of you who already contributed–thank you! And to those of you who are not in a place financially to make a donation–then please help spread the word, tell your friends and family about why Richardson Grove is important to you. Let us keep this story going and our recent victory in heart and mind.
For the Redwoods!