Save Sand Creek!

We need your help gathering signatures that will qualify the Let Antioch Voters Decide: The Sand Creek Area Protection Initiative for the ballot this November. This initiative is designed to protect 1,800 acres (bigger than Golden Gate Park) in the Sand Creek area southeast of Antioch in the Mount Diablo foothills.

This area of Sand Creek is surrounded by East Bay Regional Parks on three sides and serves as vital habitat for several threatened species, including the San Joaquin Kit Fox, Golden Eagles, and the ultra-rare Diablo Buckwheat.

Sign-up to volunteer by completing the following form. Once you have submitted your information, we will follow-up to schedule your shift (2-3 hours) on a weekend between March and May:

As part of the Antioch Community to Save Sand Creek, we are working with residents and community organizations to:

  • Make Antioch’s urban limit line permanent (which otherwise expires in two years).
  • Keep the area east of Black Diamond Mines Regional Park as “rural residential, agricultural, and open space”.
  • Require approval from Antioch voters on more intensive development.

Help us qualify the ballot initiative for the November 2018 Election by gathering signatures. Together, we can save this critical land from sprawl development.

Please note that volunteers are not required to be Antioch residents. Antioch Community to Save Sand Creek is a coalition of Antioch residents and community groups including Save Mount Diablo, California Native Plant Society, Greenbelt Alliance, and the Sierra Club.

For more information, contact Joel Devalcourt, East Bay Regional Director.

Photo: Michael Amorosa

2 Comments on “Save Sand Creek!

  1. Send me action items/petitions that have to do with open spaces, ecology, animal rights, etc.

    I conduct research on the behavior of the gray fox down here in the Palo Alto area. One focus is on the health of the genetic environment through an examination of corridors and linkages between wildlife territories.

  2. Thanks Bill! I think you’re subscribed to our emails – you may especially want track anything related to the Bay Area Greenprint with its emphasis on wildlife and landscape linkages.

    Hope all’s well,
    Brian

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