Hetch Hetchy: The Centennial of the Raker Act
Dr. Robert Righter, author of"The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy:
America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism"
Kenneth Brower, author of "Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake"
Carl Pope, Former Executive Director of the Sierra Club
6:30pm - Reception
7:30pm - Moderated Discussion
2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Raker Act, the landmark congressional decision allowing San Francisco to occupy, clear-cut and flood the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. Righter & Brower tell the epic story of the longest running environmental controversy in America, its impact on the modern environmental movement and the opportunity to bring Hetch Hetchy Valley back to life.
The David Brower Center (View)
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley , CA 94704
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