Media Advisory for: Friday, November 1, 2013
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]
AS ANNUAL FESTIVAL OPENS:
Water Export Tunnels Gamble with Threatened Cranes’ Survival
LODI, CA – As thousands of birders gather for the annual Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival on Friday, Nov. 1, Sandhill Crane experts and advocates have announced a news conference to warn that harmful impacts from the Brown Administration’s proposed water export tunnels gamble with the threatened birds’ survival. “The Sandhill Cranes are already threatened, and the proposed tunnels gamble with their survival,” said Sally Shanks, whose family once farmed the land on Staten Island that was later sold to the State for use as a Cranes’ refuge. The Brown Administration announced in August that they have rerouted the tunnels project directly under the Staten Island Sandhill Cranes’ refuge. The Cranes experts and advocates will address the broad effects the project would have on the cranes.
The Save Our Sandhill Cranes Association (S.O.S.), Lodi Sandhill Cranes Association, Restore the Delta and experts and advocates will outline the negative impacts they have identified from the massive, decade-long construction project, and its aftermath.
When: 11:30 am – Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Where: Hutchins Street Square Theatre 125 South Hutchins St., Lodi, CA 95240
Who: Save Our Sandhill Cranes Association (S.O.S.), Lodi Sandhill Crane Association, Restore the Delta, experts and advocates
What: Water Tunnels Project Threatens Sandhill Cranes’ Survival