In my 40 years living, working and volunteering on the mountain, among the many outstanding citizens I have encountered one stands out.
Local businessman Dr. Hugh Bialecki, president of Save Our Forest Association (SOFA), has managed to successfully challenge THREE GIANTS: 1. Nestlé/Arrowhead Springs (Strawberry Creek); the county (Church of the Woods/Little Bear Creek); and Cal Fire (Little Bear Creek homeowners).
The celebration on Nov. 4 demonstrated the importance of collaboration among various organizations and citizens. One person missing in action to be celebrated was the late water guru, Ralph Wagner, who joined us in spirit.
Bruce Cort Daniels