- Posted May 3, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
The Willits Bypass
A tiny group of environmental activists, supported by Earthfirst, the Willets Environmental Center (WEC) and a loose collection of environmental extremists calling themselves SOLLV, attempted to stop the bypass construction by tree sitting, chaining themselves to equipment and assaulting local police. The police removed the tree sitters and have been keeping the peace at the site as the construction has been ongoing.
This photo was taken days before the tree sitters in this group of oak trees were removed. Early morning fog blanketed the valley and large spotlights were placed behind the grove to illuminate the fence line in fear of potential intruders.