Great news — we officially won our lawsuit over the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City! Last week, Cargill withdrew...
Cargill Salt Ponds
The Threat: Cargill’s Plans to Develop on Restorable Wetlands
The Cargill salt ponds are simply the wrong place for development. They’re right across the street from heavy industry, far away from transit centers, and vulnerable to flooding and sea level rise.
Cargill should finally abandon their misguided development plans and donate the salt ponds to the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge, as they have already done with nearly every other former salt pond in the South Bay. Then, these salt ponds could provide critical tidal marsh habitat for birds and other species, while protecting vulnerable communities from flooding and sea level rise.
The Wrong Place For Development — The Right Place For Marsh Habitat
Green Foothills filed suit against the Trump Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2019 over its unlawful and destructive decision. We are committed to defending the restorable wetlands on the Cargill salt ponds, and we’re not going to stand by while Cargill uses the Trump administration’s eagerness to gut environmental laws for its own advantage.
But the fight won’t end with this lawsuit. The Cargill salt ponds can’t be developed without approval from a number of agencies, including the Redwood City Council. We’re advocating for the salt ponds to be protected from development and restored to their historic status as Bay wetlands.
Protect the Salt Ponds: Take Action To Oppose Development
Please join us in the fight to protect the Redwood City salt ponds! Sign the petition to tell the Redwood City Council that the Cargill salt ponds are the wrong place for development and should be restored to wetlands.
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