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Tell Stanford University to remove Searsville Dam

Category: Action Alerts | Posted by: Jonathan | 7/5/12 | Comments: 8

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Summary: Tell Stanford Provost and Acting President John Etchemendy that you support the responsible removal of Searsville Dam in Palo Alto, California and help to return wild steelhead to their historic spawning habitat in the Corte Madera Creek.
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Tell Stanford Provost and Acting President John Etchemendy that you support the responsible removal of Searsville Dam in Palo Alto, California and help to return wild steelhead to their historic spawning habitat in the Corte Madera Creek.

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8 Responses

  1. Jeffrey Warnock says:

    To John Etchemendy

    I support the responsible removal of the Searsville Dam in Palo Alto, California to help return the wild steelhead to their historic spawning habitat in the Corte Madera Creek.

    Regards,

    Jeffrey Warnock

  2. George Clifford says:

    Please take a moment to imagine the foothills above Palo Alto two hundred years ago. There was no Searsville Lake Dam and no lake. The dam serves no purpose: it cannot provide potable water, flood control, or hydropower. And it is filled with silt. It blocks the passage of steelhead trout in San Francisquito Creek above the dam.

    It’s time to remove the dam and restore the Jasper Ridge Preserve to its original state.

    George Clifford

  3. Bronson Silva says:

    Please remove the Searsville dam and help the wild steelhead return to their natural spawning habitat. Practice what you preach!

  4. C. Cruickshank says:

    Sink a cystern and a pump into the area of the golf course or perhaps just below the mouth of Los Trancos Creek. You would then have a reliable water source without all the problems associated with Searsville Dam. The Jasper Ridge Preserve would become a genuine preserve. The University could be proud to become a responsible land owner.

  5. […] Take action and tell Stanford Provost and Acting President John Etchemendy that you support the responsible removal of Searsville Dam in Palo Alto, California and help to return wild steelhead to their historic spawning habitat in the Corte Madera Creek. […]

  6. Philip says:

    Remove the Searsville dam. Help the wild steelhead return to their natural spawning habitat. Please!

  7. S. Vandervort says:

    It seems pretty obvious that the damn serves no real purpose. However, even if it generated hydro-electric power it still wouldn’t be worth endangering the wild steelhead populations. As a college student currently, I find it difficult that many higher education institutions get all fired up about conservation and environmentalism, yet here we are and these invaluable fish are still being decimated by a useless and harmful damn. Please do the right thing not only for these wonderful creatures, but for your children and your children’s children.

  8. Rick LaRiviere says:

    Although I’m unfamiliar with the Searsville Dam in Palo Alto, CA, I am very concerned with the plight of the wild steelhead in whatever waters they have traditionally inhabited in the Pacific Northwest. And as such, I’m asking you to remove this dam with the future of wild steelhead in mind. This threatened species will only survive if access to traditional spawning grounds is restored. Thank you for your concern and consideration.

    Rick LaRiviere

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