Water is a blessing. Water is sacred. Every day, people travel to Mount Shasta to enjoy and nourish directly from the source, the headwaters of the Sacramento River. Many local residents and visitors are joining together in solidarity to protect our local water. This We celebrate our unity in this cause of respect and gratitude for this potent life force. May our water flow free and pure, always, from the snow that falls on top of one of the world's most sacred mountains to the wild waves of the Pacific.
Over the past two decades, Mount Shasta has become a target for transnational corporations that seek to exploit, profiteer and contaminate the region's most precious common resource. Today, water bottling, dam-raising and fracking for geothermal development pose some of the biggest threats to watershed integrity in this region. The majority of local citizens and tribes indigenous to the region do not want this to be our legacy. To overcome the litany of political-economic obstacles that prevent us from protecting this precious life source, we are inviting those who love Mount Shasta to contribute toward our efforts to protect and restore the forestlands and waterways that comprise the Sacramento headwaters as well as Beaughan Springs in Weed~ a tributary to the Shasta and Klamath Rivers.
Love for water and love for the Earth are our sacred duties. As human beings our bodies are made mostly of water. Each day we imbibe fresh water and return it to the Earth. With our words, actions, dances and songs, we can help to protect, cleanse and purify the waters of this beloved planet. As children of Mother Earth, we are called to care for this precious resource, for one another and for all beings.
There are many ways in which to take part in supporting the pristine nature of Mount Shasta. We are focusing on the small villages surrounding the mountain, Weed, Mt. Shasta and McCloud as each faces issues of water privatization and water extraction for bottling and export. This website will provide background material and will also provide links to sites of organizations working cooperatively in this effort to educate, advocate and petition corporations and legislators as water issues head up the agenda in Siskiyou County and in California.