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  • Celebrating a vision of restoration


    Celebrating our Campaign for Restoration

    Restore Hetch Hetchy's 2018 Annual Dinner

  • Presidents and Yosemite


    Our Presidents and Yosemite

    including Hetch Hetchy of course

  • Restoration begins in the courts


    First Time in 60 Years: Spring Run Salmon Spawn in the San Joaquin River   

  • Hooray for Hetch Hetchy! - song available for download

  • RHH 2018 Annual Dinner


    Our 2018 Annual Dinner is on March 17 - St. Patrick's Day. We will be joined by two very special guests, Lee Stetson and Obi Kaufmann, and we look forward to hearing from both of them. 

    Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite (fee required), by downloading this form and sending it to us, or by simply calling our office at 510-893-3400. 

  • Not Just a Cup of Coffee in Yosemite


    Commercialization or Just a Cup of Coffee?

    Do we want brand names in OUR national parks? 

    Would they diminish what makes OUR parks unique and special?

  • Why is a 13 year-old girl holding a Restore Hetch Hetchy banner in the middle of the Grand Canyon?


    The nationwide outcry over the 1913 Raker Act led directly to the passage of the National Park Service (Organic) Act three years later - an act intending to ensure national parks were managed for national, not local, benefit. The Organic Act discouraged but did not explicitly ban building dams in national parks, and attempts to build dams in Yellowstone in the 1930's were stopped.

  • Restore Hetch Hetchy 2018 Annual Dinner. Tickets now on sale!


    Join us and very special guests Lee Stetson and Obi Kaufmann for our 2018 Annual Dinner. What could  be a greener way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

    Online tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite (fee required). Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Julene Freitas at 510.893.3400 or email You may also download form to purchase by mail.

    If you are unable to attend but would like to support our work, any contribution would be most welcome.

  • Carl Boronkay - a "water buffalo" who loved Yosemite



    "The ultimate removal of the reservoir would make possible the restoration of Valley a few miles from Yosemite Valley and, amazingly, a near twin of that extraordinary gift of nature." 

    Carl Boronkay  - former General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

  • The same vision but a new look


    Imagine yourself in Hetch Hetchy on a sunny day in June, standing waist-deep in grass and flowers, while the great pines sway dreamily with scarcely perceptible motion."

     -  John Muir (The Yosemite, 1912)

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