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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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FoGR sponsors Art in the Redwoods Festival award

Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) sponsored an award at the Art in the Redwoods festival in 2007, for the sixth year in a row. A cash prize of $100 contributed by the Friends of the Gualala River was given to the artist who best captured the ecology of the Gualala River watershed.Congratulations to local artist Bruce Jones for his …

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Gualala Redwoods seeks development partner

According to the Delta Pacific, Inc. website: “. . . Gualala Redwoods, Inc. is seeking a joint venture development partner for its Gualala Village tract. . . . The [58 acre] tract gently slopes to a flat parcel of ocean plateau land with a beautiful bluff overlooking Highway One, the Pacific Ocean, and the estuary at the mouth of Gualala …

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Gualala divided over fireworks

Independence Day event stalls after complaints over impact on seabirds by Bob Norberg The Press Democrat June 27, 2007 [excerpt:] A quarter-acre rock 100 yards from shore, where thousands of seabirds nest, has become the front line in Gualala’s war over an Independence Day fireworks celebration. “It is the Fourth of July, we are celebrating our Independence Day like thousands …

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Forestry: Letters

Friends of the Gualala River protects the Gualala River watershed in Northern California and the species living within it.

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Dos Rios water plan

Piping spring flow from Dos Rios to reservoir could run afoul of Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Glenda Anderson The Press Democrat October 12, 2007 [excerpt:] A decade after Mendocino County Supervisor John Pinches first proposed piping water from a protected portion of the Eel River to as far south as Ukiah, the much maligned plan is getting a …

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Retaining wall: Letter by Julie Verran

Letter regarding CDP #55-2006 by Julie Verran Ms. Beddoe, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Hall, CDP #55-2006 should be denied. The only viable alternatives are No Project, or public use as a park with a bluff trail, parking and more native trees and shrubs planted to help shield Highway 1 and the rest of downtown Gualala from tsunami run-up. That would be …

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Expand Gualala Point Park

Published in the Independent Coast Observer on November 3, 2006. Only 70 years ago, in the mid 1930s, most of the central and upper reaches of the Gualala River Watershed still were covered with virgin old-growth redwood forests. The trees shaded the river and its tributaries, and a deep network of tree roots helped prevent erosion of forest soils. Salmon …

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Manchester School Receives FoGR Environmental Grant

From Manchester School Friends of the Gualala River awarded Manchester School its first grant to help develop a system of nature paths and outdoor classrooms on the school campus. Randy Sinclair presents FoGR’s first ‘Eco-Hero’ award to Cindy Gonzales, principal of Manchester SchoolThe nature trail, with a raised walkway and meeting areas for classes, is a significant component of the …

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FoGR sponsors Environmental Art award

2006 Environmental Art exhibit Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) sponsored an award at the Environmental Art exhibit, “Nature Working with Artists,” at the Gualala Arts Center in September 2006. Donna Lane, with Jane Reichhold’s ‘It Pays to Pick Up Litter’Congratulations to local artist Jane Reichhold, whose entry, “It Pays to Pick Up Litter,” was selected as the winner of …

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Old-growth redwood logs

Friends of the Gualala River protects the Gualala River watershed in Northern California and the species living within it.

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Gualala River Park

Historical Proposals 1955 – Sonoma County Planning Commission Revised Beach and Shoreline Master Plan Excerpt:   Priority 1 – F. Gualala Riverbank and coastal shoreline. “This area is proposed for a major park because of its size, its natural beauty of second growth timber and other foliage, and because of its location along the Gualala River and the south fork. …

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