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January 24 is the last chance for public comment on changes to Oceano Dunes

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Posted at 5:51 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 08:51:46-05

The California Coastal Commission is continuing to accept public comment on what visitors hope for the future of the Oceano Dunes.

Last year the Coastal Commission listed several proposed changes to the Dunes that included camping, recreation and other activities.

Comments will be accepted until January 24, 2020.

Back in December, a meeting was held in Bakersfield to give Kern County residents a chance to voice their concerns.

State Park and Recreation officials introduced Bakersfield residents to new concepts they are working on including enhancements to the Butterfly Grove, improvements to the Pismo Beach Boardwalk and camping improvements to the Oso Flaco Lake area. These concepts are part of their Public Works Plan (PWP).

Some residents expressed concerns that camp ground on the popular destination would be effected. Chief Ranger for the Oceano Dunes District Kevin Pearce said, "Our department agreed to a do a project on the beach area of Oceano Dunes which is the primary camp area," however that project is separate from the PWP. He says they are reducing 48-acres to reduce harmful emissions and working with the San Luis Obisbo County Air Pollution Control District.

You can download the comment card here and send it to info@OceanoDunesPWP.com. You can also submit your public comment here.