On Friday, June 20, 2008, the new owner of some lots with wetlands adjacent to Atascadero creek @ Occidental Road brought in a backhoe apparently to drain the property.
Great damage was done before they were stopped by PRMD after many phone-calls from concerned citizens to PRMD, Cal. Department of Fish and Game, The DA office, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
If you are concerned about this incident, please contact 5th District Supervisor Mike Reilly at :
or by phone at 707-565-2241
Express your concerns and ask Supervisor Reilly to support a full investigation.
How the wetland is in the winter.
This winter picture can be matched up with the backhoe picture and it would have been right about in the middle of this picture. This is from Feb 2004.