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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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy will soon install a gate to protect the Gualala River from damage by motor vehicles...
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.
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.
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...
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) has launched the final phase of its $2.7 million campaign to preserve Mill Bend and is seeking the last $205,000 needed to preserve and protect Mill Bend in perpetuity as a community-owned park.
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy announced Tuesday it has won two new grants totaling $1.3 million for the Gualala River Mill Bend Conservation Project to create a park reserve for the community at the Gualala River estuary.
The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) announced this week an award of $845,000 toward the purchase of the 113- acre Mill Bend property at the mouth of the Gualala River.
With this revised order, RCLC has decided to reopen Hearn Gulch and Cooks Beach to make them available for recreation and the enjoyment of nature during this challenging time.
"The Gualala Community Center was overflowing with interested local residents when the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy held a public meeting ...
"A 112-acre swath of land just inside the mouth of the Gualala River, including 13 acres of river frontage adjacent to Gualala Point Regional Park, is on its way to permanent preservation for public recreation and habitat conservation."
This is the first time the Mill Bend property has been on the market in more than 60 years.
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