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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: North Bay / Marin | Environment & Forest Defense
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Supporters Vandalize Environmental Action Committee office
For the second time this year, supporters of Drakes Bay Oyster Company have vandalized the Point Reyes Station office of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC).
Returning to work after the holiday weekend, EAC executive director Amy Trainer found oyster company signage glued with rubber cement onto both sides of the EAC wooden sign hanging in front of the office building and glued to the office front door.
“It’s very regretful that those who want to privatize Drakes Estero wilderness have engaged in such unacceptable behavior, and sadly it’s not the first time,” said Trainer.
Last February, Drakes Bay Oyster Company supporters dumped a toilet and sink with an angry note at the EAC office. That first act of vandalism toward EAC came after Trainer advocated in support of the Cease and Desist Order at the California Coastal Commission hearing. The Cease and Desist Order was unanimously approved by the Coastal Commission.
On November 23rd, the California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus voted in overwhelming support of wilderness in a 26-8 vote and also twice rejected a resolution to support the ongoing operation of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company by 24-8 votes. Environmental Action Committee of West Marin executive director Amy Trainer and former Sebastopol mayor Lynn Hamilton spoke on behalf of the national coalition supporting the protection Drake Estero marine wilderness.
“Perhaps this act of vandalism is in response to EAC’s strong advocacy to defend our prized national parks,” said Trainer.