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The Ballad of The Warbler

Posted on the 26 June 2014 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal

by The Real Sarahs / Save Little Lake Valley

It took more than 16 months, but the main near-term political goal SOLLV has been striving for, the suspension of the Willits Bypass project, has been realized.  The Army Corps’ suspension of the project provides a political opening to re-examine this horribly ill-conceived project.

It’s only too bad that so much destruction happened before we reached this point.  And it remains to be seen how long the suspension will stick.  We will do our utmost to make sure the suspension leads to the very best possible outcome for Little Lake Valley’s ecosystems and ancestral sites, and for all of the people around the world who we seek to inspire through our struggle.

Let’s recall that the resistance to the Willits Bypass was greatly popularized by Amanda “The Warber” Senseman’s 65-day tree sit from January 28th to April 2nd, 2013.  Julia Dakin has just completed a wonderful video montage as a tribute to The Warbler, with music by Willits-based folk trio The Real Saras.  Check it out!

[Another great musical tribute to the The Warbler, though not initially composed for her, is The Gembrokers' anthemic tune, "Backwoods."]


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