Actors, Filmmakers, Environmentalists Team to Save River
He has played gangsters, lawmen, even superheroes. Now Hollywood actor Grand L. Bush has taken a role as an activist to help save Southern California's last major wild river.
Bush is scheduled to address the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at its March 2, 2010, scheduled meeting at 9:30 a.m. to talk about the importance of preserving the Santa Clara River -- an vital ecosystem that could face extinction by the actions of the Lennar Corporation.
The Lennar Corporation wants to build a massive community along the banks of the imperiled river, which opposing factions fear would be further damaged if the company gets a green light.
With only a couple weeks left for public opinion, Bush will make a special appeal to the board and present it with evidential photographs of the river's demise.
Bush joins many conservationists, preservationists and dozens of public interest groups currently fighting to save the river from urban sprawling.
The images Bush will make public were taken by award-winning landscape photographer Peter Goin.
"This river does not belong to local authorities exclusively," said Bush. "It belongs to the world."
More than 38 species of endangered or threatened biology inhabit the river system.