Helping Our Peninsula's Environment, or HOPE, is a highly successful environment and democracy protection advocate.
In one year alone (2000) HOPE achieved more than 107 victories.
HOPE is known (with tongue in cheek) as the group which stopped "Dirty Harry" and "The Terminator."
In 2006, after a 15 year battle HOPE saved an imperiled Monterey pine forest from Clint Eastwood who wanted to destroy thousands of trees to bulldoze a golf course that wasn't even needed.
In 2007-2008 Gov Schwarzenegger aerially sprayed our Monterey Bay cities with secret untested pesticides. HOPE led the litigation and education campaign that stopped the program and to prefer safe alternatives.
Review from Guidestar