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Seth Adams

Seth Adams of Save Mount Diablo
  • Professional conservationist; Executive Director of a land preservation organization, Save Mount Diablo. Adams also serves on the Advisory Board of the Muir Land Trust in Martinez, California, where the John Muir National Historic Site is located.
  • Seth Adams writes: "John Muir has been my hero since I was a child."
  • Adams has written about the importance of Muir: "It's easy to remember Muir's words in celebration of the earth, but just as important to remember his accusations: 'These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.' He was of course writing about the proposed Hetch-Hetchy reservoir at Yosemite. What Muir gave voice to was an idea whose time had come, a movement which quickly spread, a war in defense of the Earth. We are engaged in the continuing battles of that movement."
  • Seth notes that Muir wrote about the mountain that Seth has been so involved with saving: "Clear and cool. Beautiful silvery haze on Mount Diablo this morning, on it and over it – outlines melting, wonderfully luminous." - John Muir, 1895.

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