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Will Parrish at SubRosa on Tree Sits, Saving Little Lake Valley, and Defending the Land
On May 24 at SubRosa Community Space in Santa Cruz, Mendocino County resident Will Parrish spoke about the ongoing efforts to protect the large areas of land that are being disturbed as part of a highway project by Caltrans to build a bypass around the town of Willits. Community members there have been resisting the project through tree sits, demonstrations, and by appealing directly to politicians in California in an effort to save the area, which is also known as Little Lake Valley.
From the event announcement:
"This presentation will describe several direct action resistance movements in the North Coast region in recent years, with a major focus on the anti-highway struggle in Willits. The Willits Bypass threatens greater destruction of wetlands than any project in Northern California in the last 50 years."
For more information about Little Lake Valley and the Willits bypass project, see: