Marina Drive Palm Trees Relocation Protest - "We Shall Not Be Moved!"
We Stopped the Chop now it's time to Drop the Plop. Due to public outcry over the illegal removal of 22 palm trees on Marina Drive, the City of Long Beach has agreed not to cut down 44 more of these nesting sites for the Great Blue Heron. Instead they intend to dig them up and plop them down elsewhere to make way for planter boxes, shade trees, diagonal parking and left turn lanes into the new 2nd & PCH mall. Recently, the 44 palms were illegally covered with nets to PREVENT Heron from nesting. Through public action (again), the City was forced to remove the unpermitted nets. We're asking the City to leave the palms where they are and re-design their plans. Moving the palms could injure or destroy them and disturb nesting patterns. The changes to Marina Dr, which involves a "road diet" to reduce 4 traffic lanes to 2, has not had a public hearing and should be reviewed by the community before altering this official scenic drive. On March 6th, the California Coastal Commission granted us a full hearing which will allow this petition to be presented and community members to testify. Please sign and share the petition as the appeal process moves forward.
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