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Santa Cruz: Support the Treesit, Stop UC Expansion!
Date Tuesday October 07
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Red Hill (aka Science Hill) on the UCSC campus
Event Type Protest
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Oct 7 Tree Sit Gathering - 11 month Anniversary / Back to school 08
Music! Food! Info!
1pm at Red Hill (aka Science Hill)

For almost a year now, forest defenders have been occupying trees in the Science Hill Parking Lot in resistance to the UC’s Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), which would destroy 120 acres of forest in Upper Campus, home to the critically endangered Burrowing Owl and Red-Legged Frog, and an important watershed area. By adding 4500 new students, the LRDP will raise rents, increase traffic and strain the water supply of the Santa Cruz area. New science facilities slated for construction included expanded programs in genetic engineering and animal torture as well as high-tech military research.

Since the settlement of the lawsuit between the city and the UC, grassroots community action is the only obstacle still standing in the way of the LRDP. Please come show your support for the Tree Sit and your opposition to the LRDP! Bring friends, food (especially non perishables), water (in sealed containers), instruments, your voice and your thoughts! With the school year starting up again it’s important not to waste time in developing our resistance. Only by coming together can we make an impact on the choices that will affect all of us living in this landscape.
Added to the calendar on Monday Sep 29th, 2008 8:58 PM
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