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Pomo elders speak out about vineyards

Violet Parrish Chappell and Vivian Parrish Wilder Where we used to live, no one can see anything now. It is time we open our mouths. Those vineyard people are interfering with our ancestors’ area. Wherever our villages were, wherever we picked our food, those places are blessed places. When we had to live in two worlds, we had to get …

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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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