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2010 fundraising letter

Dear Friends and Neighbors,   I am writing to ask you for your financial support. Please join our efforts in protecting the Gualala River and its watershed. The Gualala River watershed is not only the source of our drinking water, but is also home to countless species of birds, fish, and other wildlife. Our beautiful river really makes this a …

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Fireworks over the Gualala River estuary? Not without a permit

Update: June, 2010 The California Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the Coastal Commission’s jurisdiction over coastal fireworks, in a case involving the Gualala Festivals Committee (GFC). In 2008, the California Coastal Commission told the GFC that they would need to apply for a permit to set off fireworks over the Gualala River estuary. Gualala Point Island The …

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Nature – Being – Art

Photographer Jamie McHugh is donating 20% of all sales during the month of March, 2010 to support Friends of the Gualala River. Images are printed on Fuji archival glossy paper in limited editions of 15 prints each, mounted on aluminum with a wood recessed back frame and covered with a UV-protective lacquer. Go to www.NatureBeingArt.org to see all available images. …

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Biologist Brock Dolman: “Thinking like a Watershed”

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 7:00 p.m. Gualala Community Center 47950 Center St., Gualala Occidental Arts and Ecology Center biologist and educator, Brock Dolman will offer a series of slide images and interpretation about water, watersheds, human development patterns and restoration ideas that support regenerative ecological integrity and instream flows for salmonids. Water is the ‘element of life’ on Planet Water …

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Bower logging plan lawsuit: press release

For Immediate Release. February 8, 2010Contacts: Friends of the Gualala River John Holland, 707-886-5355Center for Biological Diversity Justin Augustine, 415-436-9682 x302Coast Action Group Alan Levine, 707-542-4408 Lawsuit Filed to Protect Old Growth Redwoods on the Gualala River San Francisco – Three conservation groups, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Gualala River and Coast Action Group, filed suit against …

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Bower logging plan: Legal Petition

Center for Biological Diversity Friends of the Gualala River and Coast Action Group vs. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and California Department of Fish and Game Petition by Justin J. Augustine et al February 5, 2010 Introduction The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Gualala River, and Coast Action Group (“Petitioners”) challenge the decision of the California …

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