By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 at 7:34 am in Condors.
Fish and Game Commission meeting on THURSDAY (Oct. 11) and FRIDAY (Oct. 12), at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cedar Room, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11: PUBLIC FORUM AT 10 A.M.:
Please ATTEND and make a statement at the Public Forum supporting a ban on the use of lead bullets on the endangered California condor refuge. These birds are dying from lead poisoning when they eat animals that have been shot by lead bullets (they ingest the lead fragments).
The Public Forum is the first thing on the agenda. If you can’t stay long, please at least make a statement supporting the lead ban in the condor refuge. This is VERY important and numbers (those who support the ban) count. The commissioners need to see a LARGE audience of lead ban supporters.
Items on the Thursday 10 a.m. agenda include: PUBLIC FORUM, Receipt of Public Comments RE the Revised Draft Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas; Request by City of Oakland for Commission Consideration to Prohibit Sports Fishing in All Freshwater Creeks, Streams, and Waterways within the Oakland City Limits; Possible Emergency Action to List the Longfin Smelt as an Endangered Species; and more.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 8:30 A.M.:
Items on Friday Agenda include: Receipt of Public Comments, orally or in writing, on all options proposed re the use of lean ammunition in condor habitat; receipt of Public Testimony on Proposals re the Prohibition Against Feeding Big Game Mammals; and more.
PLEASE at least make a quick statement supporting the ban on lead bullets in the condor refuge at the 10 a.m. Public Forum on THURSDAY. The condors need your support. Thanks. /Gary