Sonoma County Library Photograph Collection, Bill Kortum, Petaluma, CA 1955
UPDATE: History lesson accompanies Coastal Cleanup Day September 20, 2014, BY GUY KOVNER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT – Bill is also featured in this recent article.
Petaluma Community Access released this May 2011 video on YouTube yesterday that chronicles Bill Kortum’s successfull campaign to stop the PG&E nuclear power plant at Bodega Bay. Bill is a retired veterinarian, former Sonoma County Supervisor and leader of the County’s environmental movement for more than 40 years. He currently serves as a Board of Director for Sonoma County Conservation Action. In this video he tells how different parties including local scientists and Petaluma Argus Courier played a role in the campaign.
In my other searches I found this other short video on the Forces Of Nature website, Environmental Elders Speak.
May 8, 2015 UPDATE: We lost Bill this year to a long battle to cancer. The Petaluma Community Access did a video of his service, a celebration and tribute to his life’s work.
Click on Page 2 below to view the Bill Kortum Memorial that took place on January 24, 2015.