Stand Up For the Earth!
Donald and I work on sign boards today. We are joining other citizen groups to alert the town and county as to the importance of preserving our watersheds and our Ag Preserve. Degrade them with more tree cutting and clearing and event centers in the middle of pristine forests, and well, we will suffer. Groundwater will become even more scarce.
A recent study suggests that we in the West and Southwest, Mexico and Central America, are in the beginning of a drought that we have not seen the likes of in 1000 years. The study, out of Nasa, Columbia and Cornell Universities, also suggests that we can mitigate some of the damage by limiting carbon emissions. Yes, this means a plan for lessening traffic, not cutting trees, restoring riparian corridors. It means that it may not be an economically profitable plan, only that we are able to make it through the next 35 years living here!
That is why we are willing to hold sign boards, and would love to have you join us! Our first day is tomorrow morning, February 16, at 10 am in front of the County building, 3rd and Coombs Street in downtown Napa. Citizen groups are planning regular sign board events to bring the situation to the public eye. Watch for details!