Friends of the Eel River

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

Newly planted vineyards (Bodega Highway) are being ripped out due to no water. Time to dry farm grapes or leave…..  After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER September 2015 PD Article Link Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes …

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After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller,

The industry has been failing for the last few years with grape gluts, bad business model and lowered sales. Will the coronavirus finish the industry like so many before in this county? The PD reports that the expected decline results in 9.21 million cases of wine.  (See Viticulture Briefs, Sunday June 28th.)  Coronavirus, 2018 record …

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Local Coast Outpost: Local Coalition Advances Plan to Remove Scott Dam on the Eel River, Acquire Potter Valley Project From PG&E

“While the Eel River’s salmon and steelhead have paid a devastating price, going from a million fish a year to the brink of extinction, Potter Valley has had the benefits of nearly free water for the last century,” said FOER’s Conservation Director, Scott Greacen. “Those who benefit from water diverted from the Eel River in …

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Friends of the Eel River Welcomes PG&E’s Abandonment of Eel River Dams Relicensing Application

Without water from the Eel River the Russian River in summer would be in sad shape both for quantity and quality. Friends of the Eel River Welcomes PG&E’s Abandonment of Eel River Dams Relicensing Application   (Eureka) Friends of the Eel River welcomes today’s announcement by PG&E that the utility is withdrawing its formal notice …

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ACT: Tell Gov. Brown the North Coast Needs the Great Redwood Trail

ACT: Tell Gov. Brown the North Coast Needs the Great Redwood Trail For decades now, the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) has failed either to restore freight rail service the North Coast or to protect the Eel River and its fisheries from the impacts it’s rail line through the fragile Eel River canyon. Friends of the …

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Winery Waste Discharge Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: North Coast County Supervisors Plotting Russian River Water Grab

  Will Parrish wrote an article in the Bohemian about the 1,100 unpermitted draws on the Russian River. What would do without Eel River water? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: North Coast County Supervisors Plotting Russian River Water Grab   May 14, 2018 PRESS RELEASE: Friends of the Eel River North Coast Supervisors plotting Russian River water …

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