Succulent Poaching, 5/9/18

Given Saturday’s incident regarding visitors who are poaching our native plants, today’s post is important, but I had to bump it from yesterday’s Tourist Tuesday to today, due to the critical nature of the article I published yesterday.  This issue has already received quite a bit of attention since Jade Davis first contacted me on Saturday afternoon, but you will be seeing more and more of these posters along our coast so that we can become the eyes and ears for protecting Mother Nature just a little more. There is much to do, but each small step we take can be the one that turns the tide. Never give up. Never stop. Continue to care and protect Big Sur.


And from Instagram, a Big Sur local says: “mimihaddad123NATURE IS NOT A COMMODITY: Just because it is in the wild does not mean is up for grabs. Stealing California Native plants is a crime.😡Do not take what is not yours! Grow your own. Think nature over profits.” Be like Mimi. Post this on your instagram account, twitter, FB, or whatever social media you engage in.

~ by bigsurkate on May 9, 2018.

8 Responses to “Succulent Poaching, 5/9/18”

  1. Thank you, Kate!


  2. We’re on the lookout here, too! Armed with cameras!


  3. Thank you Kate! I will post to my accounts and will print and post—-


  4. Hi BigSur Kate, Did the plant thieves in the neighborhood get caught(5-5-18). Would have been nice if they had a flat tire. Phil



  5. Local F&G has not responded to KION as far as I know, so I have no clue as to whether they were caught. No press released given, so … I have seen an increased presence on N-F Rd, so that leads me to be hopeful we will have more warden hours down here on the coast. We will see.


  6. How can we get our hands on a copy of the poster? I couldn’t find it on either the Ca Native Plant Society website or the Ca Dept of Fish &Wildlife website.


  7. If you can’t use the one I posted, email Mike Splain of VWA they put it together. I’ll look to see if I have a link, but I think it was Dropbox.


  8. yeah, Fish and Game … I’ve tried really hard to get their attention before when I’ve seen commercial fishing boats working within the Marine Protected Reserve out front, zero response…. no idea how to square the circle on enforcement of laws and protection of OUR resources when we cannot get the officials to even respond to egregious violations like that.


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