Readers of this blog know how much Robb and I value the natural world, and in particular the amazing band of life that exists where the ocean meets the land.
So, we would like to ask our readers to take a moment to drop an email to protect the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, the site of one of the California's most unique ecosystems. This is our favorite spot when we want to see tidepools and new-born baby seals (click these links, they are really awesome), it is where we go if we want a dose of "wild."
Many, many letters have been written from the other point of view, which would open part of this (currently) protected shoreline to recreational fishing. We feel that this would have a seriously negative impact on the unique and fragile place.
Please, click this link, and give your support to the continued protection of California's coast.
On a personal note, Fitzgerald is one of our "special places" where we take out-of-town visitors when we want to share California's incredible biodiversity. Let's not allow it to be compromised.
Please do this TODAY. The deadline for public comment is April 17th. Not sure what to write? Here's a link to a sample letter. Not from California? Write anyway!
These two photos show some of the amazing sea anemones that live in the tidepools in the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.