ISSUE - When Do We Restore the Hetch Hetchy Valley? San Francisco depends on water and power stored in a dammed valley in Yosemite. Someday, the O'Shaughnessy Dam will go down and California will again see what John Muir described as "one of Nature's rarest & most precious mountain temples." However, it is unlikely that we will stretch our necks to look up at the walls of the Hetch Hetchy Valley anytime soon. Long time U.S. Senator, Dianne Feinstein, believes there "is simply no feasible way to replace the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, return the valley to its original condition and still provide water to the Bay Area." Senator Feinstein makes a valid argument that "right now" is not the time to take down the O'Shaughnessy Dam. Can you foresee a day when we can take down the dam Senator Feinstein?
Learn more here: Restore Hetch Hetchy
ISSUE - California State Parks are at Risk: The prospect and reality of park closures in California is concerning. This group created a video of a journey through California to elevate public awareness about the closure of 70 state parks.
Opportunities to contribute to this project: The First 70