|We watch the water.|
|photo by Stephen Ingram|
About the committee: The Owens Valley Committee is a non-profit citizen action group dedicated to protecting the natural resources of the Owens Valley by monitoring water and land management, educating the public, and encouraging participation in local government. OVC is dedicated to citizen involvement and has been active in Owens Valley water issues since 1984.
Our bylaws are available here.
About our board: The Owens Valley Committee holds yearly board elections on the second Tuesday of January each year; our board consists of between three and seven members who serve for one year at a time or longer if they so choose. The Owens Valley Committee's activist members--volunteers whose work, in the opinion of the board, has contributed substantially to either OVC's mission or to the organization--elect the Owens Valley Committee board. Current board members include Alan Bacock, Mark Bagley, Daniel Pritchett, Mary Roper, Constance Spenger, and Harry Williams.
About this site: In November 2001, this site was lovingly created, compiled, written and/or edited, and then hand-coded in a hurry by two OVC volunteers with a preference for high information content and quick download times. Since then, the site has been rewritten, edited, reorganized, expanded, contracted, re-coded, and randomly shuffled by one or more volunteers with the same preference for high information content and homegrown code, in the hope that character accomplishes more than beauty.