Do You Know Your Watershed?

Where does your water come from? Where does it go? As it moves through your watershed, where does it sink or stand? How do your actions affect it? Learning about the water that supports our ecosystems is an act of respect, an act that can inspire us to make wise personal and collective decisions about our water systems. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can use this interactive map to find your watershed.

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The Story of the Salmon

"The salmon are the miracle fish of California.....Whatever happens to the salmon, happens to us." —Chief Caleen Sisk Geography of Hope conference speaker Caleen Sisk, tribal chief of the Winnemem…

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Welcome to Planet Water

Time for a Reverential Rehydration Revolution! From our friends at the Center for Humans and Nature: this 2017 article, written by our local water expert and water poet Brock Dolman,…

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A Higher Dam at Mount Shasta?

This article in last month's High Country News highlights the situation in Mount Shasta, where the U.S. Department of Interior has revived the push for a higher Shasta Dam. The State of…

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Recommended Reading: Watersheds

If Women Rose Rooted: The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging by Sharon Blackie

Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble by Stephen Jenkinson

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert MacFarlane

How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns From Puddles to Sea by Tristen Gooley

Of Walking in Ice: Munich-Paris, 23 November-14 December 1074 by Werner Herzog

The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds by Peter Fromm

Swell: A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening by Captain Liz Clark

Point Reyes Books now has an  online store, where you can order books to hold for pick up in the store or have them shipped directly to you. 

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