The NCRA’s ‘Plan’: A Grifter’s Pitch for Suckers

Friends of the Eel River has been confronting the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) for many years over the agency’s plans to rebuild the failed rail line1 from Humboldt Bay
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The NCRA’s ‘Plan’: A Grifter’s Pitch for Suckers

A gigantic thank you to our departing founder, Nadananda Hamilton

If you are a fan of the Eel River, you undoubtedly know the name Nadananda. Back in 1994, Nadananda decided it was time to start restoring the struggling Eel River.
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A gigantic thank you to our departing founder, Nadananda Hamilton

Support a Wild & Free Future

Dear Friend of the Eel River, Thank you for being part of the Eel River’s advocacy network. 2017 has been a year of big changes, growing threats, expanding opportunities, and amidst
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Support a Wild & Free Future

Friends of the Eel River is Growing!

Dear Friend of the Eel River, We are happy to announce that we are growing to meet the mounting challenges to the health of the Eel River. Stephanie Tidwell joined our
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Friends of the Eel River is Growing!

Action Alert: Comment on Humboldt County’s Commercial Cannabis DEIR

Humboldt County's Cannabis Cultivation Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is now available for review. Friends of the Eel River believe that the DEIR does not adequately address cumulative impacts from
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Action Alert: Comment on Humboldt County’s Commercial Cannabis DEIR

North Coast Railroad Authority Seeks Permission to Ignore State Law from SCOTUS

Last month the California Supreme Court ruled in our favor, and said that the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) needs to follow state law in attempting to rebuild their failed
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North Coast Railroad Authority Seeks Permission to Ignore State Law from SCOTUS

Eel River Dams (de)licensing Update

Every thirty to fifty years, hydropower projects get relicensed. Everyone knows that hydroelectric power is clean power, dams are good for rivers and fish, and even old dams never suffer
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Eel River Dams (de)licensing Update

Securing a Future for the Eel River

Dear Friends, We stand poised on the brink of making huge changes for the Eel’s future. There has never been a more important time for you to engage.  Please, act today.Help us help the Eel River. Send your comments
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Securing a Future for the Eel River

Cal. Supreme Court Rules CEQA Applies in North Coast Railroad Case

Case against North Coast Rail Authority brought by Friends of the Eel River and Californians Against Toxics to be reheard San Francisco – The California Supreme Court today agreed that the
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Cal. Supreme Court Rules CEQA Applies in North Coast Railroad Case

Action Alert: Oppose H.R. 23 “Gaining Responsibility on Water” Act

After passing the House last week, H.R. 23, San Joaquin Valley Republican David Valadao's "Gaining Responsibility on Water" Act was received by the Senate this week. This bill would prevent
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Action Alert: Oppose H.R. 23 “Gaining Responsibility on Water” Act

 

One of our long-term goals, decommissioning and removal of the Eel River dams, may soon become a reality. Click here to learn more about the two Eel River dams and what we are doing to get them removed.
The California Supreme Court heard our case against the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) on May 3. We expect a decision from the court later this summer. Click here to learn about this disastrous railroad and our attempt to ensure thorough environmental review.
We encourage watershed residents to use water efficiently and advocate for beneficial land-use policies and effective regulations. Click here to access landowner resources and learn about our advocacy.