We need your help to Save Tesla Park (see October-November Yodeler, page 3). This biologically unique and culturally important landscape in eastern Alameda County would be devastated if off-highway-vehicle recreation is allowed there. Tesla Park should be protected now and for future generations.
One of our strategies for protecting Tesla is to change its use plan at the state level to designate Tesla as a non-motorized recreation park and “sensitive area” (this is the bureaucratically correct term for making this area effectively a preserve). Tesla is located in the districts of Assemblymember Joan Buchanan and Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, who support preserving Tesla Park. Now we are working to expand the legislative support across the Bay Area caucus.
Contact your state senator and assemblymember at:
If you live in the district of Rep. Eric Swalwell, contact him at:
5075 Hopyard Road, # 220
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Urge them to ask Resource Agency Secretary John Laird and State Parks Director Anthony Jackson to designate Tesla Park as a non-motorized historic and natural-resource park and sensitive-area preserve.
For more information about Tesla see http://sanfranciscobay.sierraclub.org/environment/tesla-site.htm.
Celeste Garamendi, Friends of Tesla