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The last public meeting for the FEMA projects in the East Bay is Saturday, May 18, 2013 – video available

May 17, 2013
This is one of many trees in the East Bay that have already been destroyed because it is not native.

This is one of many trees in the East Bay that have already been destroyed because it is not native.

We have just received a link to a video about the FEMA projects in the East Bay hills. (Available here) The video was created by someone who attended the second public meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 

We don’t agree with everything he says, but we certainly agree with his main point:  VERY FEW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN THE EAST BAY KNOW ABOUT WHAT IS PLANNED FOR THEIR PUBLIC LANDS.  THEY ARE NOT AWARE THAT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NON-NATIVE TREES WILL BE DESTROYED.

We join the creator of this passionate video in urging you to attend the last public meeting about these projects which will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Claremont Middle School, 5750 College Avenue, Oakland, CA  94618.

For more information about these projects and other ways in which you can comment on the plans please visit this Million Trees post.  Written public comments are due by June 17, 2013.

Update:  The San Francisco Forest Alliance has posted a report about this hearing which is available here.  

Update 2:  A video of the hearing is now available here.

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  1. May 31, 2013 7:28 pm

    The second video linked to here shows many great speakers, including impressive disabled activists Jean Stewart at the 24 minute mark.

    Thank you SO much for this post!

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