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Gualala Cemetery unveiled
Once buried under heavy brush and fallen tree limbs, Gualala cemetery Mill Bend is being restored by volunteers from Redwood Coast Land Conservancy who are, in the process, unveiling the history of early settlers in Gualala.
Local volunteers begin repairs to storm-damaged Cooks Beach
The January storms that left many without power for days scoured all the sand from Cooks Beach, leaving only rocks. That was the startling news from Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC)...
Plan for Mill Bend Preserve unveiled
November 1, 2022
At its Raising the Curtain event on September 17, the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) unveiled its comprehensive Mill Bend Preserve Conservation Plan designed to protect and restore the Mill Bend Preserve located just south of Gualala along the Gualala River.
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy hires new executive director
September 8, 2022
Following an extensive executive director search, Redwood Coast Land Conservancy announced that Jim Elias would step into the role on September 6. Mr. Elias has devoted his professional life to leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to natural resource conservation and community development objectives.
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy to unveil plan for Mill Bend Preserve
September 8, 2022
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy is excited to announce the unveiling of the Conservation Plan for Mill Bend Preserve, prepared by the environmental science and design consultant Prunuske Chatham, Inc, with funding provided by the Calif. State Coastal Conservancy.
Gualala River Stream Team Stewardship Project
The Coastal Commission recently awarded a Whale Tail Grant to the CA Urban Streams Alliance – The Stream Team. The grant is to initiate a stewardship engagement and watershed monitoring effort for the impaired, lower reach of the Gualala River and estuary, a habitat for endangered species such as young Coho salmon and steelhead.
Mill Bend Springtime, Partnering for Gualala River
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy had an open house on Sunday April 24 as part of Earth Day Weekend...We led guided walking tours...
Vehicle apparently damages Cooks Beach approach with repeated passes up and down stairs, over berm; 2nd incident this year
The recent storm is not the only thing causing damage to local beaches. According to Joel Chaban, secretary of Redwood Coast Land Conservancy, it appears a pickup truck drove up and down the bluff top steps used as an entrance to Cooks Beach in the last few days, causing damage to the steps.
Mill Bend Access road now closed to vehicles sunset to sunrise
To improve security at the Mill Bend boat launch site, the gate to the access site will now be closed to vehicle traffic sunset to sunrise, according to Redwood Coast Land Conservancy which owns the property.
Gualala Estuary: Is It Algae or Acquatic Vegetation?
Drought Changes in the Gualala River Estuary’s Summer Lagoon:
Native Aquatic Vegetation versus Algal Blooms. Read this virtual field trip with questions and answers by Peter Baye, Ph.D, Coastal Ecologist and Botanist of Friends of Gualala River.
Mountain lion seen at Mill Bend
A mountain lion was sighted on Mill Bend the week of July 25, 2021. Hikers and visitors are advised to be alert when visiting areas where a big cat has been spotted. Do not run if you see one. Keep young children and pets close. These large predators are a normal...
Mendocino Land Trust shares staff resources with RCLC
Press Release: July 19, 2021
There is good news for the future of conservation along the Mendocino Coast. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, the Mendocino Land Trust and the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy will be teaming up to maximize use of their staffing to achieve conservation goals.
Hands-on volunteers drive land conservancy projects
President Tina Batt said many of the volunteers show up day after day and week after week to clear trails, remove invasive pampas grass, and maintain all the group’s coastal access projects, including the Gualala Bluff Trail, Cook’s Beach access trail, and Hearn Gulch.
New 113-acre preserve on Sonoma-Mendocino line aims to bolster Gualala River recovery
Standing above the Gualala River, his gaze toward the opposite bank and a sharp hairpin turn in the river known as Mill Bend, Dave Shpak recounted more than a century of environmental abuses there as somberly if they were still taking place. In a way, they are.
RCLC finalizes purchase of Mill Bend
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) announced the close of escrow on the Mill Bend properties on Friday, January 29, completing the purchase of the 113-acre site at the mouth of the Gualala River.
RCLC hires Dave Shpak as Mill Bend project manager
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy announced this week it has hired Dave Shpak of Gualala to be its first paid staffer to manage the next phases of its Mill Bend project.
Gate to protect river from motor vehicle damage
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy will soon install a gate to protect the Gualala River from damage by motor vehicles...
Mill Bend campaign reaches goal
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy announced this week that it has raised the $2.7 million needed to preserve the magnificent Mill Bend site at the mouth of the Gualala River as a permanent, community-owned park.
Article about Mill Bend Campaign in the ICO…just $15K needed
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) has announced that it is less than $15,000 away from reaching its challenging goal of raising $2.7 million to secure the magnificent Mill Bend site at the mouth of the Gualala River as a permanent, community-owned park.
Mill Bend makes a splash on TV
Tune in to see our local Mill Bend gain some fame. NBC Bay Area’s “Open Road” program, starring Doug McConnell, filmed the estuary of Gualala River recently. He interviewed Redwood Coast Land Conservancy’s (RCLC) Mill Bend Project Manager Kathleen Chasey...
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