February 2011 Membership Letter

Dear Friends, We appreciate your response to our December letter. Knowing you are still with us is very encouraging. The year 2010 turned out to be a record-breaking year on the Eel River for Chinook. It was amazing to see how different river management and greater flows brought 6,000 to 10,000 Chinook back to the Eel … Read more

The Beginning of a Solution

Humboldt County group pushes rail-to-trail conversion KENT PORTER / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Chris Weston, founder of the Eel River Trails Association, wants to turn an unused rail line between Willits and Humboldt Bay into a trail system for hikers, cyclists and equestrians. By GLENDA ANDERSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2:39 p.m. … Read more

Drinking Our Rivers Dry

Help Support Important Local Reporting, Subscribe Today http://theava.com/ Drinking Our Rivers Dry By WILL PARRISH The latest in California’s North Coast wine oligarchy’s long series of legislative coups de grace occurred on December 14.  In a 5-0 vote, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors rubber-stamped new regulations on frost protection in the Russian River water basin, … Read more