Monday, October 31, 2011

Activism at its Finest

I came across an interesting article a few weeks back about a group of activists who painted a giant pair of scissors and dotted line on a dam in California.

Matilija Dam/ reservoir on the Ventura River has served as a water supply for over 60 years since its construction in 1948. Now the reservoir, filled with mostly sediment, serves no purpose and people want it taken down. It has caused a huge decline in steelhead population and with the removal of the dam steelhead will be able to spawn in the upper river where they once could reach before the construction of the dam. The group of activists who painted the scissors and line are anonymous. Either way, its quite the message. The dam is scheduled to be removed in the coming years. For more information check out the website for the Matilija Coalition......

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