Dam projects threaten the Del Puerto Canyon, a beautiful natural area surrounding Del Puerto Creek in the foothills west of I-5 in Stanislaus County California, The Green Incubator is raising funds for Save Del Puerto Canyon (SDPC), a group that is committed to opposing these dams to protect the history, culture, biology, and geology of this Stanislaus County treasure, and most importantly to safeguard the people in the community, from this project.
SDPC is opposed to the project of local water districts who want to construct two enormous dams that would create a reservoir to hover above the city of Patterson, California. Water users will pay for the project and it is intended primarily to irrigate farmland. Should the project go through, home sales would require a "hazardous dam flood inundation zone" warning. During construction tons of debris will be pumped into the atmosphere to further impact the breathing capacity of individuals living in our disadvantaged community. Should either dam break, the majority of the city of 25,000 would be engulfed in up to ten feet of water - lives would be lost.
Donate to this cause to help SDPC to proceed with community outreach such as signs, advertisements, special events, and legal representation as necessary. The final EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) is coming out soon.
Please support this cause and give what you can, any amount helps this effort!
Your support is vital to the protection of the rare geology that professors have delighted students with for decades, Native American artifacts such as grinding rocks and the native pathway through the Gateway, historic narrow-gauge railway corridor, the scenic creek that meanders along the roadway, endangered species habitat, and protecting the people of Patterson.
Join us to help protect the community of Patterson and DEL PUERTO CANYON! Sign the Petition HERE
For more information about SDPC, click here to go to their Facebook page.