Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In short, wooooooohoooooooo!!!!!!!!! We are one very large step closer to restoring public access to Martins Beach, which is great news for the people who cherish it and for future visitors.
A press release on the win can be found here and our latest entry on the Coastal Blog discusses the bigger picture of this victory.
The full court decision can be found here.
This victory is credited to our amazing legal team, led by top trial attorney Joe Cotchett of Cotchett, Pitre and McCarthy, LLP, Eric Buescher, Pete McCloskey, and Mark Massara, in consultation with Angela Howe, Legal Director of Surfrider Foundation. Of course our case could not have been established without testimony from our witnesses, Lennie Roberts, Bernie Leal, Rob Caughlan, Terry Louwerens, and Surfrider Foundation representatives.
In another prong of the Open Martin's Beach campaign, Surfrider Foundation is advocating for the State Lands Commission to negotiate a right of way easement to the beach. Add your voice to the fight and ask the state agency to open access here.
If you are inclined to join us and support this effort for the long haul, please visit our donation page.