ORGANIZED BY: Water Flows Free
CO-SPONSORS: Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water and many fine folk!
A Day of Education, Unity and Action
Saturday Sept. 26,12:00 - 5:00pm at the Gazebo in Mount Shasta City Park (1315 Nixon Road, Mt Shasta CA 96067)
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. Let us join together in solidarity to protect our local water. This will be a day focused on education, while celebrating 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 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 initiatives to protect and restore the forestlands and waterways that comprise the Sacramento headwaters.
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 and for each other. On this day we will unite for love of water.
This is about sharing and educating yet it is also a "Fun Raiser", inspirational speeches from the heart, seasoned with music and heartsongs, taiko drumming, dancing, wisdom and knowledge sharing, deepened connections and more to support a growing community of resilience to water challenges. Speakers representing environmental groups, local activists and educators in California will address various issues surrounding water and planetary drought with a focus on our current situation in Mount Shasta and in California and the Pacific Northwest.
Join us in sharing, educating and activating to protect this precious life source!
WATER. Every Drop Sacred
Sept. 26, 2015 (12:00pm - 5:00pm)
We will be organizing and supporting Informational and educational events and fundraising events. We apprecate your interest in attending and publicizing our events as they are announced.