Friday, March 15, 2013

Caltrans Bypass: Willits, CA: March 15, 2013

Caltrans continues to attempt to begin construction of the proposed bypass in Willits but has been deterred for the time being by brave protesters, and an entourage of folks working behind the scenes to save Little Lake Valley. As I watched this video, I couldn't help but feel moved when I looked at the beauty and mystique of this unique area. Why would we not do everything in our power to limit ecological destruction in our backyard, and find a less intrusive alternative? Even if it takes 100 years to find one it would be worth it my opinion. It's too bad that our ecosystems have been reduced to something second rate, nothing more than scenery to look out upon as we drive past in our cars. The same thought occurred to me yesterday while driving along the Eel River between work. It is so much more than scenery, so much more than a mild curiosity to look upon while moving 60 miles an hour. In fact, everything is happening out there, and for most of us, we don't even realize it...

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