By now you’ve probably seen the bumper stickers that read “Save Trestles!
If you’re like me, you’ve thought to yourself: “Save Trestles from what?
The answer is: Save Trestles from a proposed toll road that will inevitably alter one of the best and most consistent surf breaks in Southern California.
How will the toll road alter Trestles? The proposed toll road will run parallel to the San Mateo Creek–the creek that provides Trestles with sand flow–and the same creek that supports an ecosystem that is home to many native birds, plants, and insects, some of which are endangered. It’s painfully obvious that miles of concrete, runoff from the toll road, and altering the creek’s flow of water are not a good thing for the Trestles area.
What can be done? The Department of Parks will be holding a meeting on Thursday, November 11 at 7pm to allow presentations and public testimony regarding the proposed toll road. The meeting will be held at The San Clemente Community Center, 100 North Calle Seville, in San Clemente, CA.
Who should go? The Surfrider Foundation will be there in full force, but they need all the support they can get. If you care about protecting OUR surf spots, SHOW UP!
For more information, please go to surfrider.org