Learn about and support efforts to designate Coast Dairies as a national monument at this February 12, 2015 event

Photo courtesy Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC).

Photo courtesy Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC).

Join the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument campaign coalition for their kickoff event on February 12, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Kaiser Permanente Arena.

The focus of this campaign is on 5,800 acres of redwood forests, coastal prairies, canyons, grazing lands and watersheds, locally known as “Coast Dairies,” located on the Santa Cruz coast inland of Highway 1 just north of Wilder Ranch State Park and south of Swanton Pacific Ranch. Owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management, Coast Dairies is an integral piece of the protected lands in Santa Cruz County, which include state and local parks, private nature preserves, a National Marine Sanctuary, agricultural lands, public beaches, and more.

The Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument campaign is dedicated to gaining permanent protection for the Coast Dairies property and national recognition of the precious natural resources of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The campaign is working closely with the Santa Cruz Redwoods Citizens Advisory Committee to secure designation of the new monument by President Obama and Congress in 2015.

Come to the campaign kick off event to learn more about this proposal and who—locally and nationally—is supporting the effort. Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will speak from his long experience of promoting National Monuments while serving under President Clinton. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions.

Join this effort to influence President Obama and Congress to designate this local wildland as a National Monument, preserving its wonders while providing access to hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, runners, the wildlife inhabitants, and nature lovers.

Seating is limited; please RSVP at: Monumentkickoff.eventbrite.com

Learn more at: www.santacruzredwoods.org