Friends of Mark West Springs

Watershed issues in the cannabis regulations

The County is still accepting comments on Phase 2 of the cannabis regulations. We have 5 state watershed impaired areas that have NOT been protected by the county. Please consider writing a short note to the supervisors that no permitting should be allowed in these critical watersheds. Mark West watershed was part of the fire […]

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Mark West Springs area dewatered by vineyards and cannabis operations

“ “The Mark West Creek watershed’s streamflow impairment is the result of many factors, including the watershed’s Mediterranean climate, increasing demand for water over time, hydrologic modification due to agricultural and rural development, and the effects of climate change and prolonged drought. These factors have resulted in insufficient summer baseflows, lack of high quality pool

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