Panel Discussion - Protecting the Gaviota Coast


One of the most important things you can do this year is attend this special one-off panel to learn about issues facing the Gaviota Coast. Protection of this precious public resource begins with becoming informed and educating others. Learn from the attorneys and experts who work daily to protect it.

Panelists will include: Linda Krop, Chief Counsel of the Environmental Defense Center, Jesse Swanhuyser from the Law Office of Marc Chytilo, Reeve Woolpert, renown photographer of the Gaviota Coast, and Janet Koed, Volunteer Coordinator for Naples Coalition and Gaviota Coast Conservancy. Moderator is Cathie McCammon, Naples Coalition Board-member.

This Center for Lifelong Learning with Santa Barbara City College class is October 13, 6 – 8pm, at Room 20 of the Schott Center located at Bath and Padre Streets, and tuition is $16. Sign up at the Schott Center or register on-line

Here is the course title and description:

Santa Barbara Conflicts 1 – Protecting Gaviota Coast and Naples

The peaceful and rural agricultural land of Gaviota Coast and Naples is threatened not only by oil - it's also subject to devastation from creeping urbanization. The exquisite farms are in danger of being split up and developed into dense housing developments.  A high level panel explores the ideas of groups dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing these lands from disastrous oil spills and urban development, e.g. the Naples Coalition and the Naples Township. Is there room for compromise? The Gaviota Coast Conservancy thinks so. Learn how you too can be involved.

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