Art, a hike and a little reading
Art: Artist Bonnie Peterson will display two of her Hetch Hetchy pieces in the Jewell Gallery at the San Francisco's Public Library from April 8 to June 24, as part of the Reclaiming Earth exhibition of the Women Eco Arts Dialog. I am planning on attending the opening on Sunday, April 9 at 1 PM. Everyone is welcome - Bonnie says she would love to see some "Hetch Hetchy people".
More art: We have a few beautiful framed prints of "Hetch Hetchy: Requiem for a Valley", signed by artist Brooks Anderson. If you are interested in getting one, let us know.
Brooks' prints are 18" by 24".
The Hike: Join the Restore Hetch Hetchy and a few friends for a hike to Wapama Falls followed picnic lunch on May 7. If you are interested in joining us but have not yet responded, send an email to Spreck or Julene.
A little reading: Growler has published a great article about public land by Michael Smith, PhD. The essay links today's disputes with the battle over Hetch Hetchy 100 years ago and includes the description of those opposing building a dam in Yosemite as "the short-haired women and long-haired men-elitists who are impediments to progress". This land is our land: The bitter debate over America's public spaces is worth checking out.
And even more reading: Several folks have reported being especially inspired after reading the amicus briefs filed in our case on March 17. Goosebumps and tears have both been reported. I'll invite you to see for yourself. They are all posted online, and generally readable by non lawyers:
- The California State Water Resources Control Board,
- Former Yosemite Superintendents Barbara Griffin and Robert Binnewies,
- Environmental law professors from Stanford University, and
- Former California statewide officials: Secretary of Resources Huey Johnson, Secretary of Resources Douglas Wheeler, Attorney General Dan Lungren, and Attorney General John Van de Kamp (*), joined by the Earth Island Institute.