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Klamath River Salmon camp on Sept. 14, 15

River Communities are invited to the Klamath River Salmon Protector Youth and Family camp on Sept. 14 and 15.

Save California Salmon (SCS) would like to invite Tribal and other salmon-dependent communities to the Klamath River Salmon Protectors Youth and Family Camp on Sept. 14 and 15. This camp is free and hosted by the Yurok and Karuk Tribes, SCS and the Nature Rights Council.

The camp-out is focused on saving and honoring our salmon. Discussions will include the history of fighting for salmon and fishing rights in the Klamath River basin, water policy, community organizing, and making media. Cultural and art activities and traditional foods will be available.

There will also be a salmon bake, and a free first come first serve rafting trip. Please bring a T-shirt to silkscreen and all the camping gear you will need. No youth under 18 can come without a guardian or Tribal department, unless it is pre-approved. Day visitors are welcome. A registration link is at https://www.facebook.com/events/2346211338974493/.

This camp is part of a series of events to promote water and salmon protection and youth organizing in our communities. Follow us on social media to find out about more events and opportunities to comment on water policy.

More information available is at Save California Salmon on Facebook or by emailing Regina@californiasalmon.org or Isaac Kinney at ikinney2015@gmail.com.

Regina Chichizola, Save California Salmon

Arcata’s community forest a gift to the North Coast

I’d like to thank the City of Arcata, and especially Mark Andre, Director of Environmental Services, for their vision in creating Arcata’s community forest, and their dedication to maintaining and expanding this forest. For over 40 years, my husband and I have enjoyed hiking, biking and horseback riding in this beautiful redwood forest. On our hikes, we have noticed an increasing number of trees that are reaching a significant size. The conscientious manner in which logging is done in this forest is actually enhancing the health of the rest of the forest.

I’d also like to thank the city staff for their vision in creating the Ridge Trail, which connects the Sunny Brae forest with the main community forest. Our property borders the Ridge Trail, and initially there were concerns that this trail would open up our neighborhood to trespassers. On the contrary, this trail has actually eliminated trespassers, and all we hear now are the occasional whoops of people joyously descending the Ridge Trail. I understand that there is currently a lawsuit holding up the completion of this trail. Though I understand the need to protect a neighborhood water source, I feel like the city has bent over backwards to work with everyone concerned in a professional manner, and I hope this will soon be resolved so that our community of outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the vision of hiking and biking from one end of Arcata to the other. What a gift!

Lisa Bethune, Arcata

The Toast to the Coast was a great success!

Trinidad Coastal Land Trust would like to thank the many businesses and community donors who made their Sept. 7 “Toast to the Coast” fundraiser in Saunders Park a huge success. Proceeds from the event support the Land Trust’s work to protect the coast from Little River to Big Lagoon and offer education programs that connect people to the coast. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our dedicated volunteers, and Business Partners: Pacific Outfitters, Symbys Inc, Eric Cecchin (Forbes and Associates), Sarah Corliss (Forbes and Associates), Stephany Joy (Remax), Sierra Nevada, Satori Wellness, Patty Stearns (Coldwell Banker), Lost Whale Inn, Murphy’s Markets, Trinidad Lions Club. Also generous contributions from: Alder Design and Development, Beau Pre Golf Course, Bergeron Winery, Charles Netzow, Danny O’Shea, Dixie Gorrell, DnE, Greta & Erica Daniels, Headies Pizza & Pour, Holly Yashi, Humboldt Maritime Museum, Jack & Shore McCleod, Jeff Stanley, Jewell Distillery, John Paul Marcelo, Kayak Zak’s, Larrupin Café, Lighthouse Grill, Marc & Beth Chaton, Mike & Catherine Peterson, Moonstone Crossing Winery, Old Growth Cellars, Patty & Keith Stearns, Paul Rickard, Peter & Diane Cohan, Redwood Curtain Brewing Co., Requa Inn, Richard Johnson, Riley Quarles, Sammy’s BBQ, Six, Rivers Brewery, Tami & Steen Trump, The Oyster Lady, Tom Cover, Tom Lurtz, Trinidad Bay Charters, Trinidad City Hall, Trinidad Inn, Trinidad Trading Post, Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department, Windan Sea, Zack Stanton and Matt Beard. Learn more about the work of the Land Trust at: trinidadcoastallandtrust.org.

Carol Vander Meer, Director of Community Engagement, Trinidad Coastal Land Trust

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