Saturday, July 25, 2009

Progress at last on Umunhum

You've probably seen my posts in the past about the abandoned Air Force base in the Santa Cruz mountains. There was some great news recently, where the House of Representatives adopted a bill that would give $4M of the estimated $11M to clean up the base. The remaining $7M would be filled through local and private funding. You can read more about this at the Mercury News and Mike Honda's website (you'll need to search down for "Almaden Air Force Station Environmental Assessment and Remediation"). This appropriation will be considered in the Senate in September: a good time to write to Senators Boxer and Feinstein.

The Open Space District has a web page page about "Mt. Umunhum Clean Up and Restoration", complete with a short (5 minute) video about the base and a link for donations. One small plug is that Peter Myers, my son, helped David put this video together when Peter was working as a One-to-one instructor at the Los Gatos Apple store.


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