Richardson Grove Update from Barbara Kennedy: 350.org event at the grove on Oct. 24th
October 24 is World Climate Action Day http:///www.350.org and
Aliana Knapp-Prasek of Redway has stepped up to organize a gathering
in Richardson Grove as our local contribution to the worldwide event.
A permit has been obtained for the picnic area located behind the
restrooms. The gathering is scheduled to take place at 2:00 PM and a
group photo will be taken for 350.org as part of the worldwide show of
support for climate action. It is also hoped to have speakers
Our battle against the forces that seek to open our area to
unsustainable development continues. New voices are speaking out and
more direct actions are being taken. Our thanks to Jeff and Lia of
Forest Defenders and many others for organizing the recent Bike Ride
to Richardson Grove and the protection ceremony held there.
The Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council has spoken out for the “no
build” alternative and held an intertribal cultural event in the Grove
this summer. The time is nearing for the release of CALTRANS’ Final
EIR and we need to mobilize our opposition.
A press release will appear in our local papers as details are
finalized. It would aid our efforts to show public opposition to the
project if participants would create banners and/or signs to the
effect that our planet cannot afford to damage these valuable trees.
For an excellent article on the importance of redwood trees and how
they can store tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide, please see the
October, 2009 edition of the National Geographic magazine or refer to
We can help to save our planet by saving these trees, the surrounding
environment, endangered species and our way of life from
this disastrous project. Keep the Redwood Curtain intact!
Aliana can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. With thanks and
respect to all, Barbara Kennedy
See the Save Richardson Grow Bike Ride Photo Essay here:
Link to community based fact sheet, as well other Richardson grove
links on this website:
Other recent article covering Richardson Grove: