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  • Yosemite needs your help!


    Yosemite Needs Your Help

    Return Hetch Hetchy Valley to the American people

  • posters and bumper stickers


    Get a Restore Hetch Hetchy bumper sticker or poster (available with blue or green background).

  • BAWSCA's big little deal


    BAWSCA's Big Little Deal

    Reaching out to the Yuba River

  • They drink the Tuolumne River


    Last Thursday I took a trip to Foster City to talk to the folks who use most of the Tuolumne River water that San Francisco imports to the Bay Area. I had not visited them in more than a year and it seemed like a good time to stop by.

  • This land is your land, but ...


    When we think about the public land that we own, as citizens of the United States of America, it is natural to conjure images of Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains and other national parks. 

  • Restore Hetch Hetchy newsletter - Summer 2015


    We have posted our 2015 summer newsletter. Read about our lawsuit against San Francisco and our plan for returning Hetch Hetchy to Yosemite National Park and all people.

  • Success and failure in Yosemite


    Engineer William Mulholland, head of the Los Angeles Water Department, wanted to build a dam in Yosemite National Park's eponymous Yosemite Valley "from one side... to the other and stop the goddamned waste." 

  • The water wars around us


    A high ranking state water official - one who is privately but sadly not publicly supportive of our campaign - recently described Hetch Hetchy as "a real estate issue, not a water supply issue". We agree.

  • A Moderate and Patriotic Package


    Since we filed our lawsuit two months ago, we have been "making the rounds" in Sacramento and elsewhere, meeting with elected and appointed officials.

  • Wall Street Journal: Politics, Drought and Hetch Hetchy


    A recent Wall Street Journal editorial recognized Hetch Hetchy's extraordinary legacy, but mischaracterized our campaign to restore the valley in important respects. 

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