Greetings Friends, 

Save the date, Friends! We're getting back into hosting events and will have an open house at Synapsis in Eureka on Wednesday March 29. Stay tuned for details!

Speaking of fun events with all our fish-head friends, California Trout's Eel River Forum reconvened last month in Fortuna. It was heartwarming to once again gather with some of the many people who care about the future of the Eel River. We're going to accomplish great things together. Click here to learn more about the Eel River Forum, or join us for the next meeting in Covelo on April 4.

Next month, the Great Redwood Trail Agency will hold the first of many community meetings for the Trail Master Plan. Since the Master Plan process began in October, more than 300 people have participated in the online survey, are you one of them?

The master plan will identify how the Great Redwood Trail can create overlapping social, environmental, and economic benefits. Graphic from the Great Redwood Trail Agency.

An Economic Benefits Assessment estimates that the trail could generate $62 million in annual tourism spending. Trail towns along the right-of-way have an incredible opportunity to embrace the trail as a sustainable economic resource. See below for details about the upcoming community meetings in March.

Upcoming Events

What: N-Shong Konk' "Good Fire"
When: Saturday, February 18 Noon to 6:30 PM
Where: Mateel Community Center (59 Rusk Ln, Redway, CA 95560) 

Join Native Health in Native Hands, Trees Foundation, and Eel River Wailaki Tribe in welcoming speakers Kathy McCovey, Diana Totten, and Brian Dykstra back to the Mateel Community Center for this 2nd presentation about Cultural Fire. Afterward, it will be a great honor to experience the traditional dance of the Round Valley Feather Dancers and the Unangax People from Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

Snacks and Dinner will be available for a donation, a sliding scale of $5-$15. 

For more information or to volunteer contact

What: Great Redwood Trail Master Plan Workshops
When: Wednesday, March 22, 6 - 8 PM and Thursday, March 23, 6 - 8 PM
Where: Fortuna and Willits

Join the Great Redwood Trail Agency for community workshops to support development of the trail Master Plan. Click here to RSVP for the Fortuna event, or click here to RSVP for the Willits event.

EcoNews ReportBig Gov't Isn't Coming to Steal Your Gas Stove (But Maybe It Should)

February 11, 2023

Listen here

Laura Deehan, state policy director at Environment California, joins the show to talk about the indoor air quality risks from gas stoves and the movement to limit gas appliances in new home construction. Want to start electrifying your house? Environment California has put together a toolkit to help!
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