EBCNPS's Warm Springs BPPA

EBCNPS’s Warm Springs BPPA

The City of Newark is currently working on a General Plan Revision. Among the proposed changes to the general plan are land-use changes that pave the way for the development of an 18-hole golf course and nearly 500 houses on 550 acres of historic baylands. The area in question, referred to as “area 4” overlaps a section of our Warm Springs BPPA.

On September 26th, I submitted a comment letter in support of preserving this as-yet undeveloped area of tidal marshands and uplands as part of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge rather than developing it into a golf course and housing units. Our letter echoes the concerns and recommendations of other environmental groups who have weighed in on this issue including Save the Bay, the Sierra Club, Ohlone Audubon Society, Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, San Francisco Baykeeper, and the USFWS.

You can view a copy of our letter here: EBCNPS Letter to Newark RE Area 4 General Plan