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October 11, 2011 > Hetch-Hetchy


Submitted By Melanie Webber

Restore Hetch Hetchy ( Executive Director Mike Marshall will headline a forum on the restoration of Hetch Hetchy as part of "The Comprehensive Keith: 100th Anniversary Celebration" Exhibition at Saint Mary's College.

The exhibit celebrates renowned artist William Keith, a lifelong friend of naturalist John Muir and features Keith's panorama of the Hetch Hetchy Valley, which he painted after a November 1907 sketching trip to the valley with Muir. Muir, who called the Hetch Hetchy Valley "one of nature's rarest and most precious mountain temples," led the fight against the 1913 clear cutting and flooding of the Hetch Hetchy Valley.

Moderated by by Mike Taugher, an environmental reporter, the forum also features a representative of the San Francisco Public Utilities commission and Michael Marchetti, Ph.D., professor of biology, Saint Mary's College. The forum is titled Can - or Should - Hetch Hetchy Valley Be Restored?

The forum is free. Museum admission is $5.

Can - or Should - Hetch Hetchy Valley Be Restored?
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Saint Mary's College
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Rd., Moraga,

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