No game wardens showed up on Friday, April 1. There were about 150 folks from Scott Valley, Shasta Valley, Klamath Falls, Redding and Paradise that attended this protest against the demands being made by the state that will erode Water Rights.
The Fish and Game does not have a Permit process in place for ranchers to obtain, but officials and game wardens still maintain that a permit is needed to turn on the water.
Dr. Michael Hess showed up with his State of Jefferson and Don’t Tread on me flags.
Mike Duguay praised for their support of Scott Valley Protect Our Water and the Protest the crowd saying the timber industry should have never compromised with the government and enviros. He said the industry should have just said NO and stood on existing regulations and Constitutional rights.
Craig Chenoweth spoke about the new project with constitutional attorney Fred Kelly Grant, who will be working with POW and the NO Monument groups in Siskiyou County to curtain the intrusion of federal and state agencies.
The crowd continued to grow. A huge line of cars and pickups drove Quartz Valley Road and up the dusty Mill Creek Rd to the Baird’s ranch.
Tammy Towne brought her nephew to his first protest. It was his first birthday too.
Then about 20 of us hopped on the flat bed and the crowd parted. Here, I recognize, Bernard Dowling and Susan Thackeray from Scott Valley; Phil Osborn from Yreka; and Stan Meager with the camera drove up from Klamath River.
As we were driving out to the headgate, this mom and son waved us on.