Bay Area Environmental Leaders Strongly Oppose Any Development on Redwood City Salt Ponds

May 19, 2009

A broad coalition of Bay Area environmental leaders today reiterated their strong opposition to any development on the Redwood City salt ponds, issuing the following statement:

We strongly oppose Cargill and DMB’s Bay salt pond development project in Redwood City. We urge Redwood City, state and federal agencies to reject any development on this land and promote full restoration and protection of natural habitat and open space.

Cargill and DMB’s proposed project will destroy Bay shoreline open space that should be restored and put new development in the path of flood waters and rising sea level. This is not an infill site and it is not an appropriate place for housing and commercial development;

Redwood City should continue its smart growth redevelopment downtown.
The Redwood City salt ponds must be permanently protected for restoration to natural habitat that benefits people and wildlife.


David Lewis
Save The Bay

Melissa Hippard
Sierra Club

Ralph Nobles
Friends of Redwood City
Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park

Lennie Roberts
Committee for Green Foothills

Nancy Arbuckle
Sequoia Audubon Society

Florence LaRiviere
Citizens Committee
to Complete the Refuge