Local Legislators support protection of Tesla Park

Manzanita bark in Tesla Park

Manzanita bark in Tesla Park

Whether an expansive vista of the Sierra Nevada and Great Central Valley of California or the fine detail of a biological wonder – Tesla Park is a special place.Ã?  Act today to help SAVE Tesla Park.
By Dan L. Mosier

The little known coal mining camp of Harrisville, online named for its founder Thomas Harris, remedy
sits on the far west end of Tesla Park. Back in the 1870s, the camp had about 100 Welsh miners and their families living on the banks of Arroyo Seco Creek. In addition to the family cabins, the camp had a school, two saloons, two boarding houses, a blacksmith shop, a carpenter�s shop, and livery stables where the Fashion Livery Stables out of Livermore ran a daily stage.

Because the first major coal mine was known as the Livermore coal mine, this part of the coal field was named the ââ?¬Å?Livermore Coal Mining Districtââ?¬Â by State Geologist Goodyear after his brief visit here in 1876. But it is really an extension of the Corral Hollow Coal District. Coal was first discovered here by Harris and Jenkin Richards in December 1862. The important mines were called Livermore, Summit, Pen Daren, and Richards. From 1862 to 1907, these mines shipped about 9,000 tons of coal to Livermore and other cities in Northern California.

When John Treadwell purchased the Harrisville property in 1890, Harrisville became a suburb of Tesla, where some of the miners continued to live. After the closing of the Tesla mines, Harrisville suffered a similar fate disappearing into history. The building foundations of half of the town of Harrisville, as well as the Summit mine, are situated on the Tesla Park property. The rest are on private land on the north side of Tesla Road. Harrisville is also listed as one of the state�s historic resources.

To learn more about Harrisville, see the book Harrisville and the Livermore Coal Mines by Dan L. Mosier.
We are still expecting the General Plan and Draft EIR for Canegie SVRA and expansion into the Tesla Park land to be issued in Summer 2013  (June – September 2013).  If we get a more specific date we will post an update.  If you can help with comments on the Draft EIR please email us at friendsofteslapark@gmail.com.  We also recommend you sign up at www.carnegiegeneralplan.com for update from OHMVR directly.

We do expect that OHMVR will present the alternatives they will analyze in the Draft EIR around the end of April 2013.  We have commented extensively that non-OHV uses for Tesla Park must be included in the EIR Alternatives Analysis.  Thus far OHMVR has stated that Tesla Park will be used for OHV use.  Although the EIR process should consider non-OHV use alternatives for Tesla Park, more about
OHMVR, pharmacy as demonstrated in comments by the Carnegie SVRA Acting Superintendent in recent news articles, therapy
is moving full speed ahead trying to figure out how to open Tesla Park to the maximum OHV use possible.

See recent news articles:

Alliance Aims to Change Plans for Tesla Park, The Independent, April 4, 2013

Tesla land near Carnegie: Off-roaders vs. preservationists, Contra Costa Times, March 11, 2013
We are still expecting the General Plan and Draft EIR for Canegie SVRA and expansion into the Tesla Park land to be issued in Summer 2013  (June – September 2013).  If we get a more specific date we will post an update.  If you can help with comments on the Draft EIR please email us at friendsofteslapark@gmail.com.  We also recommend you sign up at www.carnegiegeneralplan.com for update from OHMVR directly.

We do expect that OHMVR will present the alternatives they will analyze in the Draft EIR around the end of April 2013.  We have commented extensively that non-OHV uses for Tesla Park must be included in the EIR Alternatives Analysis.  Thus far OHMVR has stated that Tesla Park will be used for OHV use.  Although the EIR process should consider non-OHV use alternatives for Tesla Park, look
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as demonstrated in comments by the Carnegie SVRA Acting Superintendent in recent news articles, prescription is moving full speed ahead trying to figure out how to open Tesla Park to the maximum OHV use possible.

See recent news articles:

Alliance Aims to Change Plans for Tesla Park, The Independent, April 4, 2013

Tesla land near Carnegie: Off-roaders vs. preservationists, Contra Costa Times, March 11, 2013
We are still expecting the General Plan and Draft EIR for Canegor SVRA and expansion into the Tesla Park land to be issued in Summer 2013Ã?  (June – September 2013).Ã?  If we get a more specific date we will post an update.Ã?  If you can help with comments on the Draft EIR please email us at friendsofteslapark@gmail.com.

We do expect that OHMVR will present the alternatives they will analyze in the Draft EIR around the end of April 2013.�  We have commented that non-OHV uses for Tesla Park must be included in the EIR Alternatives Analysis.�  Thus far OHMVR has stated that Tesla Park will be used for OHV use.�  Although the EIR process should be open to non-OHV use for Tesla Park, cialis OHMVR as demonstrated in comments by the Carnegie SVRA Acting Superintendent in recent news paper comments is moving fulat not open�  presented that ot Tesla P
We are still expecting the General Plan and Draft EIR for Canegor SVRA and expansion into the Tesla Park land to be issued in Summer 2013Ã?  (June – September 2013).Ã?  If we get a more specific date we will post an update.Ã?  If you can help with comments on the Draft EIR please email us at friendsofteslapark@gmail.com.

We do expect that OHMVR will present the alternatives they will analyze in the Draft EIR around the end of April 2013.�  We have commented that non-OHV uses for Tesla Park must be included in the EIR Alternatives Analysis.�  Thus far OHMVR has stated that Tesla Park will be used for OHV use.�  Although the EIR process should be open to non-OHV use for Tesla Park, prostate
OHMVR as demonstrated in comments by the Carnegie SVRA Acting Superintendent in recent news paper comments is moving full speed ahead trying to figure out how to open TEsla Park to the maximum OHV use possible.

See recent news articles:
We are still expecting the General Plan and Draft EIR for Canegie SVRA and expansion into the Tesla Park land to be issued in Summer 2013Ã?  (June – September 2013).Ã?  If we get a more specific date we will post an update.Ã?  If you can help with comments on the Draft EIR please email us at friendsofteslapark@gmail.com.Ã?  We also recommend you sign up at www.carnegiegeneralplan.com for update from OHMVR directly.

We do expect that OHMVR will present the alternatives they will analyze in the Draft EIR around the end of April 2013.�  We have commented extensively� that non-OHV uses for Tesla Park must be included in the EIR Alternatives Analysis.�  Thus far OHMVR has stated that Tesla Park will� be used for OHV use.�  Although the EIR process should be open to non-OHV use for Tesla Park, remedy
OHMVR as demonstrated in comments by the Carnegie SVRA Acting Superintendent in recent news paper comments is moving full speed ahead trying to figure out how to open TEsla Park to the maximum OHV use possible.

See recent news articles:

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The Independent, neurologist
April 4, 2013

Tesla land near Carnegie: Off-roaders vs. preservationists, Contra Costa Times, March 11, 2013
Our Assembly member Joan Buchanan (16th District) and State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (7th District) expressed their support for protection of Tesla Park in a recent article in The Independent. We thank them for there support and help to protect this important natural and cultural resource.

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Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan said in a statement: “I share the concerns of many of my constituents about the potential harm to the Alameda/Tesla park land if it were to be opened to OHV use. Both East Bay Regional Parks District and Save Mount Diablo have expressed interest in preserving this land.

Tesla Park must be protected given the numerous endangered and protected species, illness habitats and culturally significant features. The property also holds a rich history as the seasonal hunting and gathering grounds for Native American peoples as well as being the site of one of the first commercial coal mines in California. We cannot allow the Alameda/Tesla properties to be degraded like Carnegie.

There cannot be any shortcuts to the EIR process. A complete and comprehensive project-level EIR, healing
with opportunities for extensive public input, must be completed prior to any approval to open the Alameda/Tesla Park land to OHV use. If the process is to be supportable, the EIR also must consider alternative uses.”

In separate meetings with representatives from Secretary of Natural Resources John Lairdââ?¬â?¢s office and State Parks Director, Major General Jackson, I emphasized that it is essential to an open and fair process that the final EIR must be complete and must be certified by an independent body, rather than by the OHMVR Commission. Both have assured me of this and our office will continue to follow the project throughout the EIR process.”

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