Save the Gaviota Coast from Development!

by steve watts March 04, 2013

The Gaviota 20 saving the Gaviota coast from development

This is not the first time we have brought the Save the Gaviota Coast Project to light on this blog, and it probably will not be the last. There is no doubt in my mind that we need to do everything in our power to stop the development of this coastline. It is the last stretch of 20 miles of undeveloped land on the California’s 300-mile coast.

This is the story of the twenty!  Twenty men are standing up for what is rightfully theirs to stand against. As they say in the short video below, it is their religion, and they will not stop.  With your involvement and support, we can preserve the only 20 miles of coast that remains undeveloped in Southern California.

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Save the Gaviota coast from developmentThe goals of the project are:

  • Create The Twenty - A Surfrider Foundation Film to show the importance of preservation of this beautiful, unique and diverse coastline. Did you know it is 1 of 5 Mediterranean-type ecosystems worldwide that comprise 2% of the Earth’s surface and 20% of the world’s plant species? 
  • Create the Gaviota Coast Legal Defense Fund in order to support ongoing legal expenses for the preservation of the coastline. 
  • Launch “$20 for 20 Miles” grassroots fundraising campaign for permanent preservation of the Gaviota Coast
  • Create a groundswell of support of “first responders” who will mobilize to block development (SB County Supervisors and Coastal Commission).

Help by spreading the word by supporting them here.

steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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