Friends of the Gualala River will host two staff members of the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) who will discuss the role of public interest advocacy and litigation in defending biodiversity at Gualala Arts Center on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. EPIC and FoGR both use an integrated, science-based approach that combines public education, citizen advocacy and strategic litigation. …Read More »
These are time-lapse videos of the Gualala River mouth in Northern California during the months of February, March & April, 2009, taken by Dane Behrens, a PhD student in Environmental Science at UC Davis. They were taken with a time-lapse package from Harbortronics (www.harbortronics.com) at 20-minute intervals. This was taken with the permission of Don and Jan Plenty, who let …Read More »
Sea Ranch Forum Saturday, November 3 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Del Mar Center The Sea Ranch Local environmental groups have raised concerns about two major vineyard conversion projects that could significantly impact Gualala River stream flows, water quality and habitat for wildlife, including endangered salmon and steelhead. Chris Poehlmann, right, with fellow environmentalist Peter Baye (Louis Sahagun / Los Angeles …Read More »
“Fallen Giant” Photograph by Scott Chieffo receives the Environmental Art Award sponsored by Friends of the Gualala River at the 2012 Art in the Redwoods Fine Arts Exhibit “Fallen Giant” – photo by Scott Chieffo Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) sponsored an award at the Art in the Redwoods Festival in 2012, for the eleventh year in a row. …Read More »
Friends don’t let friends drive in the Gualala River; Off-road vehicle impacts on the wildlife in the Gualala River
By Jeanne Jackson and Peter Baye Friends don’t let friends drive in the Gualala River. The Gualala River, now closed to the Pacific Ocean by a huge sandbar, is a coastal treasure. Creatures big and small make it their home. Care must be taken to protect them and this beautiful wild river that is a part of our lives. Closed …Read More »
A GIANT STEP: FoGR Files a Lawsuit to Defend our Watershed from Forestland Conversions to Vineyards!
Dear Supporters, pdf version [1.3 MB] Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) has taken a giant step to stop vineyard projects that clearcut the river’s forest, and we need your help! On June 7, 2012, we filed a lawsuit against CAL FIRE, the state agency approving the controversial landmark proposal by a Spanish winery giant to clearcut 154 acres of …Read More »