Preserve Alpine's Heritage

6 Ways to Take Action

The County is proceeding with the proposed 25-acre park and intends to break ground one year from now. But it’s not too late to change direction! Many organizations just like ours have successfully challenged similar projects by taking the following actions.

1.

Draft Environmental Impact Report

Donate toward the Expert Review and Comment Letter

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is an official and technical document consisting of 567 pages with another 998 pages of appendices. This is one of the most important steps in the planning process and requires a strong and formal response. Thank you to all who submitted their comments by the November 15 deadline!


It would be an irreversible error to simply accept the County’s findings and allow this park to be built unquestioned. Effectively evaluating the DEIR to ensure that concerns are addressed and regulations are complied with requires expertise in a variety of areas including biological, tribal cultural, climate impact, transportation/circulation, aesthetics, water/utilities, wildfire, and others. Preserve Alpine's Heritage hired a public-oriented firm specializing in environmental and land use issues with a proven track record in coordinating expert DEIR reviews. They analyzed and refuted the County’s report and formulated a detailed and official response/comment letter. Such efforts are fundamental to any attempt to hold public representatives accountable, ensure accuracy in what they are telling the public, and promote projects that are truly in the best interest of the community. The letter and next steps will be distributed soon. In the meantime, your support is still needed to cover related costs.

Make a Donation

Online via Credit Card or PayPal

Mail a check to: Preserve Alpine’s Heritage, P.O. Box 1584, Alpine, CA 91903

 

Contact Us and Join the Fundraising Efforts

There are many ways you can help. Contact us to sponsor a fundraising event or post signs and flyers around town. Ask your friends and neighbors to donate and help. Let us know of other ways you can contribute. If nothing else, please spread the word about the park project and the impact it will have on Alpine.

2.

Contact All Five Supervisors 

Your personal action and views on the park are what really make a difference! Hundreds provided public comments during the budget hearings. Please continue to express your concerns by contacting all five supervisors to have your voice heard. 

Nora Vargas, Supervisor District 1, 619-531-5511, District1community@sdcounty.ca.gov

Joel Anderson, Supervisor District 2 (Alpine), 619-441-4327, anderson@sdcounty.ca.gov

Terra Lawson-Remer, Supervisor District 3, 619-531-5533, lawsonremer@sdcounty.ca.gov

Nathan Fletcher, Chair District 4, 619-531-5544, fletcher@sdcounty.ca.gov

Jim Desmond, Supervisor District 5, 619-531-5555, jim.desmond@sdcounty.ca.gov

3.

Sign the Petition

Yes to Local Alpine Parks, No to a Sports Complex

The petition outlines the many concerns around the current park design. It also states our group position: we are not against a park, but we are asking that the park be reduced in size/scope and that the many concerns be addressed. Be sure to leave your comments and share with neighbors, family, and friends.

4.

Spread the Word

Whatever one's position, ensuring our Alpine community knows the facts around the park plans is key. Share this website link, invite others to join the Preserve Alpine's Heritage Facebook group, or just have a conversation. We've also created lawn signs, bumper stickers, and banners! Contact info@preservealpinesheritage.org to order.

5.

Sign the Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council Letter

The Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council wrote an open letter to County officials expressing concerns and requesting that key flaws in the park design be resolved prior to construction beginning or capital expenditures being made. Concerns are centered particularly around the critical areas of water usage, wildfire, and traffic safety. Whatever your view on the proposed park, if you agree that these serious questions must be addressed, add your name to a growing list of organizations and community members. 

6.
Volunteer

We recognize that standing up for all that makes Alpine so special is a commitment that takes many forms and must be maintained over time. Preserve Alpine's Heritage is just getting started! Whatever support you can provide, whether it's time, financial, skills, or other, it will make a difference.  Contact us for questions or if you'd like to formally participate in group efforts.