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    Oceano Dunes (Pismo) to CLOSE!!!!!

    Death by a thousand cuts......

    For years various so-called agencies have tried to limit access to the Oceano Dunes State Park. From what was an area of 15,000 ride-able acres in the 80's has been reduced now to only roughly 1100!

    Now...... The California Coastal Commission is trying to PERMANENTLY close the Park to ALL traffic! They are holding a meeting, and taking a vote on July 11th.

    Even if you have never been to Pismo, I beg you to clink the link below, and sign the Petition attached.

    This kind of land grab is bad for ALL people that enjoy OHV riding, no matter what part of the country you are in!

    Thanks, C-Ya!!

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    Done! Tell Cali to stop pissing away $$ on the illegals and take care of their citizens..
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    Still trying to figure out how the Coastal Commission got so much power for a bunch of non-elected officials. Let alone how a designated OHV park is potentially being closed.

    I remember when Pismo was completely open and had over 14,000 acres of riding. Such a shame a once great place is slowly falling victim to greedy people that want to build homes on the beach.

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    Thanks for posting MCR!!! Damn this is sad as Pismo is the only place you can literally camp on the beach. Now I better join my bro for a trip in Aug and I will sign the petition.

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    posted this earlier today on another thread...
    Group of OHV riders, Oceano Dunes SVRA, California. Photo by Brian Baer, California State Parks

    OHV Riding at Oceano Dunes State Park Threatened!

    A staff report for the California Coastal Commission has recommended that OHV riding at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (ODSVRA) be curtailed and possibly eliminated altogether. ODSVRA is comprised of about 1,500 dune acres. OHV riding is permitted in a little over 2 square miles and along roughly 3.5 miles of beach. This is the only OHV park along the State’s coastal zone. Along with the OHV recreation experience, RV camping is a very popular activity at this State Park.
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    Support Recreational Trails Program

    The Coalition for Recreational Trails (ARRA is a member) held a reception on Capitol Hill on June 11th to recognize twelve outstanding trail projects from throughout the country that were funded in part by the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). A diverse set of projects were recognized, both motorized and non-motorized, and the underlying message that all the recipients shared was that their project would have never happened without the financial support of the Recreational Trails Program.
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    We are almost to the halfway point of the summer season. As you spend time with your families on your annual vacation or on a weekend of OHV riding, please remember to share with us some of your favorite photographs of those times. As you know, we like to use some of your photographs for this newsletter. But please remember that if you send us a photo of someone operating an off-highway vehicle, proper safety gear is needed. We can only use photos showing appropriate safety gear. After all, we need to set the right example.

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    Had to dig this up as I was seriously concerned and the meeting was held this week on July 11..... But looks like it will remain open for a while longer.

    While state commissioners said they do not believe off-roading at the Oceano Dunes is compatible with California’s Coastal Act, they decided it can continue as is for now.
    But, the Coastal Commission said it needs to see meaningful change from State Parks to address serious environmental and public health effects of riding in the popular park by next year, when State Parks returns to the commission with a Public Works Plan that will incorporate a new vision for the Oceano Dunes. The commission voted 8-2 in favor of prolonging action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbl View Post
    Had to dig this up as I was seriously concerned and the meeting was held this week on July 11..... But looks like it will remain open for a while longer.

    While state commissioners said they do not believe off-roading at the Oceano Dunes is compatible with California’s Coastal Act, they decided it can continue as is for now.
    But, the Coastal Commission said it needs to see meaningful change from State Parks to address serious environmental and public health effects of riding in the popular park by next year, when State Parks returns to the commission with a Public Works Plan that will incorporate a new vision for the Oceano Dunes. The commission voted 8-2 in favor of prolonging action.
    The Coastal Commission made the right call. I watched some of the live feed and it appears the staff recommendation had absolutely no public input and they never reached out to the local governments or organizations to discuss the plan. I think they were also taken aback by the amount of OHV supporters that showed up in big numbers.

    Not to mention the Park department has been working on a management plan for the last 2 years.

    The level of stupidity of some of the locals and the homer owners that are down wind of the dunes is mind blowing. They claim there health is at risk and complain about the poor air quality but continue to live there. I guess they are not that concerned with their health, but more there home values. Clueless on the fact the OHV users generate a lot of tourism dollars and support much of the local economy.

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    One of the reasons I left Cal 20 year ago! Started with the Green Sticker program.

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