With multiple Wilderness and Wild and Scenic River proposals in Southern California, including the San Gabriel Mountains, northern San Diego County, and as part of the 2010 Mojave Desert Protection Act, it’s an exciting time for Daniel Rossman from the Wilderness Society and Steve Evans from Friends of the River. Featuring on-location audio from San Antonio Falls and Icehouse Canyon.
We’re saddened to report the loss of Stewart Udall, who died over the weekend at the age of 90. Mr. Udall served as Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and was instrumental in the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act and dozens of National Parks and Monuments. Also, if you love the Grand Canyon, thank him: he kept it from being dammed in the 1960s.
Surfrider’s Belinda Smith, the Executive Producer of the animated film “The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water,” details how the mission of water agencies often runs counter to age-old lessons about the water cycle, plus Surfrider’s Stefanie Sekich discusses the current state of California’s dreaded oil-for-parks initiative.
Tamara Henry, new media innovator and the founder and host of Green T With Tamara TV, is slated to be the guest speaker at the second annual Tree Hugging Day in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 20th, at Palisades Park in Santa Monica. Ring in spring this year by getting yourself a little bark.