President Obama To Expand Coastal Protection in California"

"President Obama on Tuesday will use his executive powers to expand the California Coastal National Monument by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast."

"The order will add 1,665 acres of federal land north of the town of Point Arena to the monument, which was established in 2000. Managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management, the new acreage includes the area where the Garcia River enters the Pacific Ocean. This will be the first onshore land to be included in the monument.

The monument was set aside to protect the numerous islands and reefs that hug the California coastline for 1,100 miles and to protect marine life habitats."

Julie Cart reports for the Los Angeles Times March 8, 2014.

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"Obama To Preserve Federal Lands In California, Expand Coastal National Monument" (AP)

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