In the coming months and years, a number of waterrelated challenges will confront Menlo Park. The support of our community's Sierra Club is critical as we educate ourselves and consider water policy topics in the coming months.
With climate change, another dry year for Northern and Southern California and court decisions limiting water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water conservation is finally coming into its own as a core issue in California.
If you're reading this article, chances are your water comes from the Tuolumne River. As a customer, or just a concerned citizen, you can play a vital role in protecting this magnificent "wild and scenic" river.
Since the Loma Prieta Chapter has made fighting global warming a top priority, the huge outpouring of support from our members, the public and elected officials has left me in awe. But it takes money as well as volunteer work to accomplish our agenda.
by Bill Young, Conservation Coordinator, Karen Maki, Forest Protection Committee Chair, and Josh Buswell-Charkow, ForestEthics Campaign Organizer
In September, the Sierra Club national Board of Directors approved the Club's participation in the ForestEthics "Save the Sierra" campaign, paving the way for the Loma Prieta Chapter to work with ForestEthics to stop clear-cut logging of Sierra forests.
Winter might seem like an odd time to be talking about water conservation. Yes, it is true that more than half the water used in urban California goes to watering home gardens. But water is also more abundant during winter, so why worry now?