Independent Water Quality Report Documents Significant Cattle Manure Pollution

Turtle Island Restoration Network just released the most rigorous independent water quality report ever conducted relating to Point Reyes National Seashore. The report documents significant water quality pollution attributable to cattle manure from nearby subsidized private ranching operations that pose unacceptable health risks for water recreation activities and shellfish harvesting. The report was published a week before the California Coastal Commission is set to vote on whether to approve a water-quality strategy prepared by the National Park Service to address chronic water pollution caused by private ranching in the only national seashore on the West Coast.