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Save Lake Del Valle Kayak Center

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The Board of Directors of the East Bay Regional Parks District is reviewing proposals to operate the watersports rental concession at Lake Del Valle Park. The Directors will decide a course of action as early as this week or next. For the last eight years Sunrise Mountain Sports, a family-owned business based in Livermore and serving the Tri-Valley for almost four decades, has operated the Kayak Center, serving over 15,000 park visitors in 2013 with rentals, classes, tours, and group events. Join this petition to encourage the Board to renew this concession.

Unfortunately, the Kayak Center is under threat, as the administrative staff has decided to recommend another concessionaire to the Board. The reasoning is unclear, especially since the proposed company promises to pay a significantly lesser percentage of revenues to the park. Therefore, not only does this decision threaten to disrupt the opportunities currently offered at the Park, but also it could result in reduced revenues received by the Parks District which could be used for other facilities or services.

Sunrise Mountain Sports is the right choice to operate the watersports concession at Lake Del Valle Regional Park. Sunrise is located closest to the lake, is the outfitter most connected to the local community, and is the most experienced with watersports recreation.

Please help save the Kayak Center! Sign this petition, email your respective Board Member, share this cause on social media channels. Thank you to all!

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