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Next Stop in Trestles Toll Road Saga On Today

trestlesThe long awaited next round in the battle to protect Trestles and surrounding areas will finally take place today. It’s been an interesting last few months leading up today’s public hearing being held by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, but the hearing definitely will take place today in Del Mar, Ca. Anyone in the Southern California area is encouraged to attend and let their voices be heard, however that may be.

For info on car pools, speakers, and the hearing agenda head on over to Save Trestles.


WHO: Surfrider Foundation activists, surfers, hikers and everyone who opposes the extension of the 241 Toll Road.

WHAT: It’s time to defend Trestles! On September 22, the Secretary of Commerce will hold a public hearing for the appeal of the 241 Toll Road. This is the time to show the Federal Government that we do not want a toll road running through a State Park and ruining the camping, environment, Mother Ocean, and surfing experiences at San Onofre State Beach.

The hearing is expected to go all day, and the Surfrider Foundation is hosting interactive stations and activities outside the hearing such as face painting for kids, Frisbee, hacky sack, sign making and letter writing. There are letter “drop boxes” at the hearing and Surfrider plans to fill the boxes with letters opposing the toll road.

*Photo and interview opportunities will be available at the hearing*

WHEN: Monday, September 22
10:30 AM – 8:30 PM

WHERE: O’Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

INFO: Please note that there are several hearing procedures in place for the hearing. To read a full list, go to http://www.surfrider.org/savetrestles/files/Hearing_FAQs.pdf (PDF). Hand-held signs cannot be larger than 13×22 inches, and to ensure that all signs are appropriately sized, the Surfrider Foundation will be setting up sign-making stations and passing out pre-made signs.


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Posted by Shaun on Monday, September 22nd, 2008 in Surfing.

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