How are we messaging to our summer guests about our Climate Emergency? About our town’s precious, empty Russian River watershed? Is this a teachable moment for these privileged travelers who come from places of Water Security? We should all be True Believers in Climate Change. Effective June 8, 2021, Healdsburg’s Stage Three mandatory conservation seeks a 40% reduction in water use citywide with additional, restrictive rules: 74 gallons per resident per day; No irrigation; Hand watering only; Planting is prohibited; $1,000 fine per day…the city means business! -Written by Brigette Mansell, former Healdsburg mayor.