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Ron Good and Dennis Pottenger to Lecture on Hetch Hetchy Valley on March 6, 2008


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By: Sierra College

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Hetch Hetchy Valley in 1870. Courtesy of Restore Hetch Hetchy.
Ron Good, Executive Director of Restore Hetch Hetchy, and Dennis Pottenger, award-winning journalist, will present "The Hetch Hetchy Story" on the Sierra College - Rocklin campus on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 6 PM as part of the college's Sierra Nevada lecture series.

This lecture is presented as part of the course Interdisciplinary 6: The Sierra Nevada. Interdisciplinary 6 is a semester-length class examining the art, history, natural history, and public policy of the Sierra Nevada region.

The lecture will be in the Sierra College - Rocklin campus Library/Learning Resource Center in Room LRC 107 at 6 PM. The public is invited to this free lecture, although campus parking permits are required. Parking permits can be purchased for $1 at campus dispensers. Sierra College is located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin, California.

The Hetch Hetchy Valley is on the Tuolumne River, downstream from Tuolumne Meadows. The valley is within Yosemite National Park. It is fifteen miles north of Yosemite Valley. Hetch Hetchy was dammed by San Francisco in 1913 to provide the primary water and power source for the city.

John Muir called Hetch Hetchy "a grand landscape garden, one of Nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples." Hetch Hetchy Valley is a virtual twin of Yosemite Valley, complete with huge waterfalls and massive granite cliffs nearly 2,000 feet high.

The damming of Hetch Hetchy was controversial at the time and remains an issue of contention today. Efforts to restore the natural state of the valley have been promoted for decades. Good and Pottenger will discuss these efforts and the accompanying economic and political controversies.

Ron Good was active with the Sierra Club for over 25 years -- as a volunteer and as a staff person. In 2000, Ron founded the non-profit organization Restore Hetch Hetchy, and serves as its Executive Director.

Dennis Pottenger is an award-winning journalist who works with Restore Hetch Hetchy and Environmental Defense in the effort to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley to its natural state. Dennis has traveled extensively and testified at legislative hearings in support of the Hetch Hetchy cause.

For more information about this lecture, Interdisciplinary 6, or the Sierra Nevada lecture series, contact Joe Medeiros at (916) 789-2725 or jmedeiros@sierracollege.edu

 

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