Oppose Oso Flaco Lake "Improvement" Plan Friday, March 12

We urge you to join SBCAN in advocating for the denial of the Oso Flaco Lake Improvement Project.

The California State Parks Department is proposing a three-phase plan to develop around Oso Flaco Lake. If passed, the plan would create 100 new drive-in campsites, 20 cabins, 200 new RV sites, and a new Off-Highway Vehicle access route from the campground into the riding area. This new access would create dust, air and noise pollution from the OHV area that would carry into the Guadalupe area and beyond.

Contrary to the California Coastal Act, this plan would affect the environmentally sensitive dune habitat and adjacent areas. Oso Flaco Lake is an important area for biodiversity of birds and native plants, as well as one of the only beach access points for local residents. 

Please tell the State Parks Department and California Coastal Commission that you oppose the Oso Flaco Lake Improvement Project in its entirety.

The State Parks Department is accepting written comments on the Draft EIR until Friday, March 12 at 5 PM. Send your comments to State Parks at [email protected] and cc the Coastal Commission at [email protected]. 

You can also speak up at the Coastal Commission hearing on March 18.

For more information on this project, watch the SLO League of Women Voters' expert discussion on their Facebook page here, or in the Santa Maria Times report about the discussion here. You can also read more about the issue through these links to the Santa Maria Times on Feb. 7, 2021 and Feb. 19, 2021 and the SLO Tribune on Feb. 18, 2021