House Raising and Meeting with Congressman Farr

Two announcements from the Coast Property Owners Association, who are quite busy this week. First, an announcement regarding the call for volunteers to help raise Don Case’s house back up!

Don Case House Raising
Call for Volunteers – June 17 – 30, 2011

Many of you know that Don Case lost his home during the Basin Complex Fire in 2008. With assistance from a number of generous individuals from the Big Sur community and the Coast Property Owners Association, Don is ready to raise his new home.

The foundation is in and building materials are on the way. We will start with “framing the shell and installing doors and windows”. Work will begin on June 17, 2011, and we are looking for 5 to 15 carpenters, carpenter-helpers and maybe some folks to help make sandwiches or shuttle people up to the house site as there is limited parking.

If you are not able to provide labor, but wish to donate to cover the cost of materials, donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Please RSVP to for details or call Joyce at 831-601-6160. Please help spread the word.

Thank you in advance. We look forward to some good times for a good cause.

Budda Bowl by Joyce Duffy

17th Congressional District of California

Media Advisory

June 13, 2011
CONTACT: David Beltran
Congressman Farr, CPOA to host public information meeting on big sur
management unit act
Washington, DC – Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) in collaboration with the Coast Property Owners Association (CPOA) of Big Sur will host a Public Information Meeting on the Big Sur Management Unit Act. Congressman Farr and the CPOA are inviting the Big Sur Community to participate in the meeting to take place on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 10:00 AM to noon at the Pfieffer Big Sur Lodge Conference Center, Pfieffer Big Sur Stat Park.

Introduced in the Last Session of Congress as H.R. 4040, and Awaiting Reintroduction in the Current Session, the Big Sur Management Unit Act would:

Reorganize the Monterey Ranger District of the LPNF into the Big Sur Management Unit;

Modify the existing LPNF boundary to exclude private land within the current 1907 boundary and include federal property outside the current boundary.

Provide statutory backing for the USFS Firescape process

Make various subtractions and additions to existing wilderness

Add various river and stream segments on federal property to the wild and scenic river system.

The latest draft of the bill is available at:

For more information contact Alec Arago in the office of Rep. Farr at 831-424-2229,

Also, if you would REALLY like to be informed about this proposal, read the well-thought out website created for this purpose here: Farr’s Bill, HB 4040