Donations accepted for Celebrating the 2010 Eel River Salmon project

We have a reason to celebrate.Last Autumn and Winter was notable in the number of salmon counted in the Eel River Watershed, as well many of our other northern California rivers. The quantity of chinook salmon counted in the Eel was equaled only by fish counts conducted in the 1940’s. With this in mind, I … Read more

Date Set to Breach Condit Dam Demolition to begin in October, PacifiCorp announces

This is very encouraging news since it shows what perseverence can accomplish. For our National Wild and Scenic Eel River, Nadananda Executive Director, Friends of the Eel River By Kathie Durbin Columbian Staff Reporter Tuesday, June 14, 2011 PacifiCorp will begin demolishing 98-year-old Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in late October, removing a barrier to … Read more

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

Feather Dancers of the Round Valley Tribes

Thank you all for such a powerful year! In July of 2010 the Feather Dancers of the Round Valley Tribes joined Friends of the Eel River at a magnificent swimming hole in the Hearst area, a few miles downstream of the PG&E Potter Valley diversion (PVP). Prayers and dances began just before dusk and continued … Read more

Dear Friends: December 2009

December 2009 Dear Friends, This letter is to all the members and residents of the Eel River watershed. After 15 years in Garberville, Friends of the Eel River has decided to move our office to Marin County and to rearrange our staffing. FOER continues to vigorously press ahead to restore the Eel River’s fish and … Read more

Comments to FERC re: Amendment of License for Diversion

March 17 2009 Hon. Kimberly D. Bose Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20426 Re: Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project No. 77-212: Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment for Application of Amendment of License for Diversion of Water at Lake Pillsbury (Potter Valley Project) Dear Secretary Bose: Friends of the Eel River … Read more

Dear Friends: Spring 2009

Spring 2009 Dear Friends The sun rose three times this morning, racing with the river fog to see who could go the highest in the sky. By the third rising the warmth of the sun was palpable. Environmental conditions and weather variations are showing us that global warming is real. What are the causes and … Read more