Our Burlingame Shoreline Park petition signature gathering got a big boost this month with the help of Verona Teo, Mia Jerphagnon, and Jackson Boro. These three summer interns have been instrumental in our community outreach efforts to send a strong message to Governor Newsom, the Burlingame City Council, and the State Lands Commission that a nature park along the shoreline is preferred over another hotel.
Verona, Mia, and Jackson’s desire to support our work to increase much needed park space in an area that lacks green spaces has been heartwarming. We are grateful to these young San Mateo County residents for their enthusiasm to learn and inform others about this rare opportunity to create a nature park in Burlingame that would provide educational and recreational opportunities for the community while also including climate resilient features.
In speaking up for the future of this area along the Bay, they helped gather over 1,000 signatures in support of a green open space on the Bay; the petition is going to be open for another four weeks. If you see them out and about collecting signatures, please give them a big high-five and don’t forget to sign the petition if you haven’t already. It is anticipated that the State Lands Commission will make their decision in late August or early September as to whether the 9 acre parcel along the Bay will be a natural park for the public or a hotel. It is critical the decision makers hear your support for the Burlingame Shoreline Park proposal.