Kids Bring Adams' Legacy into Focus
At the Ansel Adams exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 19 kids from the Ashland Summer Fun Camp in San Leandro, Calif., peered at photographs of surf, mountains and trees. A few days later, they took disposable cameras and fanned out over Redwood Regional Park, applying what they'd learned. Camera at the ready, Jakeem Peters, 10, captured his friend Alfredo Colon, at left, up a tree.
A New Motion for Montiel and Cabrera
Defense lawyers for Mexican anti-logging activists Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera are filing a motion before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights after exhausting every legal action possible under Mexican law. You can help these activists by writing to the U.S. representative of the Organization of American States and to Mexican President Vicente Fox. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org/human-rights or contact Sam Parry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not often that the Sierra Club sees fit to throw the Army Corps of Engineers a party, but the Louisiana Chapter did just that on Aug. 8. The event celebrated the Corps acquisition of 50,000 acres of land and 143,370 acres of conservation easements (the ultimate goal is 338,000) in the Atchafalaya Basin. Among those toasting the conservation measure were Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), on the right, and Louisiana organizer Maura Wood, who took the opportunity to remind Landrieu that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge still needs protecting.
Photo (top) courtesy Jakeem Peters, (bottom) courtesy Russell Butz
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