The California State Lands Commission will be deciding the fate of a publicly owned parcel along the Bay in late August or early September. They need to know the public supports a proposal for the Burlingame Shoreline Park with climate resilient features that are accessible to all. Please email the Commission today to tell them you support the proposal that would create a public nature park on the entire 9 acre parcel along the Burlingame bayfront.
The California State Lands Commission is considering the best use for an undeveloped 9-acre property along the Burlingame bayfront. The immediate area around this property has 14 hotels but only 1% green space. The Commission is expected to decide between proposals for a nature park for the public or a hotel despite a previous assessment demonstrating overwhelming public demand for a park. Now is the time to remind the Commission that the public prefers a bayside nature park with climate resilient features.
Why It’s Important
As 90% of the Bay’s historic wetlands have been lost to development, this is a remarkable opportunity to reclaim shoreline habitat including wetlands that serve an important role in climate resilience and mitigating for sea level rise. It will also provide a much needed public park in an underserved area.
What You Can Do
Send a letter to the State Lands Commission in support of a proposal for a nature park on the entire 9 acre publicly owned Bayfront parcel in Burlingame. Share this email with friends and family so others have the opportunity to speak up for the Burlingame Shoreline Park. Please join me in speaking up for a park, wetlands, climate resilience, and public access today!