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2009 fundraising letter

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I’m writing to ask you to join our effort to protect the Gualala River and its wildlife by making a generous donation to Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR). Unfortunately, right now our watershed is facing imminent threats from several large-scale developments (details below). FoGR has assembled a scientific and legal team that is ready to …

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Removing bush lupine from Gualala Point Park

Sonoma County Regional Parks, in partnership with California Native Plant Society – Dorothy King Young and Milo Baker Chapters, and Friends of the Gualala River, is embarking on a wild land weed control project at Gualala Point’s coastal bluff and sand spit. The target is bush lupine, one of the most troublesome wildland weeds of the North Coast’s dunes, bluffs, and sandy …

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2007 Fundraising letter

September, 2007 Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am writing on behalf of Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) to ask for your financial support. Your generous tax-deductible donation will help protect and preserve the Gualala River and its wildlife. Friends of the Gualala River is your local conservation group, made up of hard working neighbors who volunteer their time and …

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Ursula Jones, a true Friend of the Gualala River

In January 2002, the Independent Coast Observer broke the story about the proposed waterbag scheme. Ursula Jones was one of the first to begin organizing to respond to this threat to the Gualala & Albion rivers and communities. She organized the initial meetings of Save Our Rivers & Estuaries (SORE), attended by over fifty people. Seeing the need to raise …

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Gualala River Facts

  Location The Gualala River enters the Pacific Ocean approximately 110 miles north of San Francisco, California. Just past the mouth of the river lies the town of Gualala, a three-hour drive from San Francisco over narrow, twisting roads and stunning ocean and mountain views. Tourism and logging are the primary local industries. Gualala River watershed [click to enlarge] Land …

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Public urged to help save river

by Tom Cochrane, President, Friends of the Gualala River, March, 2002 We live in a threatened world with limited natural resources and the concept of sustainability seems far from our grasp. Sustainability involves using our resources with as little harm to our environment as possible, but maintaining a healthy economy while still providing for equity among the potential users. Last …

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