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Audubon Society joins Sierra Club in opposing quarry


Last updated 9/20/2007 at Noon

The Palomar Audubon Society has just announced their opposition to locating a rock quarry mine in the Temecula Foothills. Dick Barber, Conservation Chairman for the local Audubon Society chapter, said they are concerned about what a nearby quarry operation would do to the “integrity of the Santa Margarita River.”

One of the last free-flowing rivers in Southern California, the Santa Margarita River passes within a mile of the proposed quarry site. The United States Bureau of Reclamation describes the Santa Margarita River as “one of the most biologically important rivers in the state....

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