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Title: UC & FEMA Tree Removal in East Bay Hills - Public Meeting
START DATE: Saturday May 18
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details:
Claremont Middle School, 5750 College Ave., Oakland.
Event Type: Meeting
UC seeks FEMA funds to cut down 22,000 non-native trees.
Public meeting Saturday, Claremont School Rockridge.

A public meeting on the draft EIS will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, at Claremont Middle School, 5750 College Ave., Oakland. FEMA is also accepting written comments, which must be submitted or postmarked by midnight, June 17. Written comments may be submitted through the project website, via email to FEMA, or via mail to P.O. Box 72379, Oakland, CA 94612-8579.



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§Clear Cut and Massive Pesticide Use
by more information Saturday May 18th, 2013 5:58 AM
For more details about this program see:

http://milliontrees.me/2013/05/09/nearly-a-half-million-trees-will-be-destroyed-if-these-east-bay-projects-are-approved-revised/

and:

http://hillsconservationnetwork.org/HillsConservation3/Blog/Entries/2013/5/6_The_FEMA_draft_EIS_has_been_released%2C_and_its_awful._Its_critically_important_that_those_opposed_to_clear-cutting_the_Berkeley-Oakland_hills_take_action_now..html

If you can't make it to the meeting, please submit comments in writing by June 17, 2013 in one of these ways:

Via the project website (where you can read the Draft EIS): http://ebheis.cdmims.com
By email: EBH-EIS-FEMA-RIX [at] fema.dhs.gov
By mail: P.O. Box 72379, Oakland, CA 94612-8579
By fax: 510-627-7147

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by Zachary RunningWolf
( runningwolf.zachary [at] yahoo.com ) Saturday May 18th, 2013 6:55 AM
UC Kaboomkeley at it again a higher education cutting down trees during Global Warming under the excuse of preventing forest fires. Let's not forget that UC cut down 18,000 trees in the Berkeley hills in the last 5 years and the most of the trees were not even on UC property but in the East Bay Regional Parks. The excuse was the same 'a fire hazard and non-Indigenous' which were Eucalyptus trees but with no replacement plan during Global Warming is Insane. Absolutely no public input was allowed and was found out they were hiring tree butchers to take them at night so the public would not be awakened to the Environmental crime. So UC is at it again waiting for the Summer break when most of the students are gone to attack Mother Earth. Finally, you can bet the place that they choose to consider a fire hazard is right where they want to develop the that particular site- Democratize the Regents
by Hchapot
Saturday May 18th, 2013 4:12 PM
The university has already sent trucks with spray rigs up Centennial Way, from the Stadium to at least the Poultry building, then on the south slope of the Lawrence Hall of Science where busloads of children arrive every day, northside between Hall of Science to Grizzly Peak, the huge slope west of the Silver Space Science building , south side of Centennial Way where it meets Grizzly Peak at the employee parking, and at all three UC owned scenic views on Grizzly Peak downhill for thirty feet (worst looking scenic turnouts ever). I support manual removal of Eucs, but the University uses way too much round-up already, on central campus and in the hills.

by Zachary RunningWolf
( runningwolf.zachary [at] yahoo.com ) Saturday May 18th, 2013 10:28 PM
Even though the meeting was run as a set-up not to get public comment, we forced their hand and stop delaying our only chance to make our voices heard. The FEMA is offering three (UC Berkeley, East bay Regional Parks and the City of Oakland) agencies monies for fire prevention (or to cut down trees during Global Warming) and as usual they did their foot dragging introduction but we got through their delays. We found out to no one surprise that UC Berkeley wanted to use the monies to clear the land for development in Strawberry Canyon (more dorms) which already took 18,000 trees without community input or knowledge. They did this by hiring a private contractor who snatch the trees with no replacement plan at night and also not on just the University land but in the East Bay Regional Parks. There were a few boo hoo rich people who voiced their higher than anybody else that their property should be safe guarded rather than consider the world plight of Global Warming. I love how rich people by land near the ocean or in a forest and expect natural things like Fire or Storms not to torch their precious stolen land which I pointed out. One rich person flipped me off while leaving the meeting which made my day.