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Shasta Environmental Alliance Meeting

Shasta Environmental Alliance  is having a meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cato the Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview Ave., Redding CA. NOTE: The library now has security guards now more aggressively patrolling the parking lot and lobby area.

The speaker will be Natalie Carter, Executive Director of Butte Environmental Council (BEC).  She will be talking about the history and growth of BEC, their current projects and their political influence.  They have candidates asking for their endorsement and support, they are very active in commenting in public meetings.  At their annual dinner last year they had a number of politicians in attendance and they had longtime former Butte County Supervisor Jane Dolan as their keynote speaker.  NOTE: The library now has security guards now more aggressively patrolling the parking lot and lobby area.

SEA will have updates on:

  • The fight to protect the rare Sulphur Creek Brodiaea at the Vistas off Quartz Hill Road.
  • SEA proposal for use of grant money for new state funded Storm Water Resource Plans that will be implemented in Redding CA.
  • Churn Creek Market Place and the proposed Costco site (that looks like it will remove every tree on site and leave a very visible big box Costco store from the freeway.)
  • Lang Dayton of the Trails and Bikeways Council will give an update on trails.

Volunteers are needed for: Tree Committee, Recycling Committee; tabling at the Watershed Festival in April; and greenhouse gas reduction flyer.

China is no longer accepting recycled plastic from the United States because it has too much contamination.  SEA has a volunteer who is working on a flyer to emphasize what NOT to put in your curbside recycling bin.

SEA is planning on lobbying the Redding City Council for a new Tree Ordinance that actually protects trees.  One needed element is a requirement that developers either pay for any native trees they want to remove or purchase as mitigation for the preservation of trees elsewhere in Redding.  Chico has a plan similar to this as do other California cities.  Currently the ordinance favors the cutting of our native and non-native trees for the economic benefit of the developer and the nurseries and landscapers supplying the saplings planted in their place.

For information on SEA, contact David Ledger at dledger@sbcglobal.net or 530-355-8542