April 3, 2012
I have been familiar with CSERC since about 1992, when John Buckley spoke to my approx. 150 7th grade science students. He gave a presentation on wildlife and forest practices. He visited my class several times during my 23 years with Modesto City Schools. John has also given presentations to my local Sierra Club group. I have been a member of CSERC for almost 20 years, and during that I time I have volunteered on several volunteer work days (garbage clean-ups, meadow restoration, illegal road removal), and I have been a board member for the past 2 years. Additional CSERC activities include -- reviewing proposed development projects in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, submitting comments on proposed logging projects, providing local media with scientific/environmental information, doing hundreds of days of scientific data collection each year, and reaching over 100,000 students in the Sierra and the Central valley with various presentations. CSERC is one of the most effective environmental organizations that I am aware of. The small staff is very productive and they volunteer many extra hours beyond their paid work. John and staff are also very respectful of other viewpoints, and they work to build relationships with all members of the community. I am pleased to support and be a part of CSERC.
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