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Protest the San Francisco Peaks Protest - Vallejo, CA
Date Thursday August 25
Time 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
Pacific Southwest Regional Forest Service Office
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
Why: Since May 25, 2011, the owners of Arizona Snowbowl, with the support of the U.S. Forest Service and the Flagstaff City Council, have laid over five miles of a 14.8 mile wastewater pipeline and have clearcut over 40 acres of rare alpine forest on the Holy San Francisco Peaks in Northern, AZ.
The Peaks are Holy to more than 13 Indigenous Nations.They are a place of worship, a place where deities reside, a place where offerings are made, where herbs are gathered, where emergence has occurred, and a location where other sacred religious practices take place .
The USDA, the agency in charge of the Forest Service, has been holding hearings on protection of sacred places due in part to the Peaks controversy.
Urge the Forest Service's Regional Forest Office and USDA to immediately place an administrative hold on all development on the San Francisco Peaks!

The Forest Service and USDA can stop this desecration and eco-cide!

More info: TrueSnow.org
TAKE ACTION:

1. Contact the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Urge the USDA to immediately place an administrative hold on all development on the San Francisco Peaks!
The USDA heads the Forest Service. Urge them to revoke the Special Use Permit for Arizona Snowbowl for greater public interest.

Tom VilsackU.S. Department of Agriculture1400 Independence Ave., S.W.Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202-720-3631
2. Comment on USDA Draft Sacred Sites Report.

Public Comment Deadline: Oct. 4.

The draft report is available for review at
http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/tribalrelations/sacredsites

Public comments can be sent to:
U.S. Forest Service
Office of Tribal Relations
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Mailstop Code: 1160
Washington, DC 20250-1160
Comments also may be submitted by fax to (202) 205-1773 or e-mail to
sacredsitescomment [at] fs.fed.us.

3. Converge on the Mountain! Donate supplies!
Join an established base camp or start your own.
Supplies are also needed.
More info: http://www.truesnow.org

4. Donate funds for legal support for those arrested
Donate online at http://www.TrueSnow.org or http://www.IndigenousAction.org
You can also organize fundraiser support and awareness events.
Contact protectpeaks [at] gmail.com for more info.

5. Contact Flagstaff City Officials and urge them to RESPECT the environment, Indigenous culture, and protect public health by finding a way out of their contract to sell Snowbowl wastewater!
PHONE: (928) 779-7600
EMAIL: council [at] flagstaffaz.gov

6. Write letters to your local papers about the issue.
Spread the message on your social networks.

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Correction: 2:30-4:30pmBay Area Solidarity with the PeaksTuesday Aug 23rd, 2011 6:59 AM
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