Help us advocate for the newts!

Dear team,
We've got an opportunity to advocate for the newts this Tuesday - Midpeninsula Open Space District is holding a meeting regarding a parking lot for Sierra Azul Preserve on Alma Bridge Rd. The meeting is on Tuesday, 1/14, 2pm, 17820 Alma Bridge Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033. Please see SCVAS environmental advocate letter about the meeting below -

On Tuesday's meeting of the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) Planning and Natural Resources Committee, the committee will discuss the Beatty Parking Area and Trail Connections Project in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. The 57-acre Beatty Trust property is located on the easterly side of Alma Bridge Road and Lexington Reservoir approximately 2 miles east of the intersection with Highway 17. The project site is on Alma Bridge Road in an area of high newt mortality.

This is an opportunity to discuss the potential of doing something significant to help the Newts cross the road unharmed

The meeting:
January 14, 2020 - 2:00pm
Meeting Location: 17820 Alma Bridge Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033
Here is the Agenda - The agenda includes a link to the staff report, which is interesting.
This meeting seems to be taking place onsite, outdoors, and it may rain.

I plan to attend the meeting, and I hope we can have a strong presence to advocate for the newts! Please join me if you can, and bring a friend or two. Also - please spread the word!

Thank you,

Shani Kleinhaus, Ph.D.
Environmental Advocate
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Posted by merav merav, January 13, 2020 04:38



@merav, @newtpatrol, did you attend the meeting? Will the planning committee take into account the dire newt roadkill situation when planning the new parking lot?

Posted by truthseqr 2 months ago (Flag)

Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend

Posted by merav 2 months ago (Flag)

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