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The Bridge      - graphite drawing by Ginger Thompson-Veys, 1st place
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PD Editorial: A chance to preserve a piece of the coast at the Gualala River

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | November 9, 2019, 12:11AM
Photo by Craig Tooley

Mill Bend Rainbow, photo by Craig Tooley "If time is money, the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy just received a valuable gift: Two years.

That's how long a charitable foundation has agreed to hold title to the 112-acre Mill Bend property near the mouth of the Gualala River in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The conservancy will use those two years to raise $2.4 million for the purchase and management of the land, ensuring its preservation in perpetuity."

ICO Article: Mill Bend public meeting draws big, enthusiastic crowd

By W.W. Keller
Copyright Independent Coast Observer | November 8, 2019
Photo by Robin Applegarth

Mill Bend Rainbow, photo by Robin Applegarth

"The Gualala Community Center was overflowing with interested local residents when the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy held a public meeting Tuesday on next steps in the funding and development of the Mill Bend parcel. The Conservancy acquired the 112-acre Mill Bend property in October with the assistance of the Allemali foundation in Libertyville, Maryland. John Walton, an advisor to the RCLC, said the property, which has been the site of several lumber mills, had not changed hands in 60 years."

Santa Rosa Press Democrat article:
RCLC buys Mill Bend property

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | November 4, 2019, 7:29PM
Photo by Peggy Berryhill

Mill Bend Rainbow, photo by Peggy Berryhill "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."

Redwood Coast Land Conservancy

The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) works to preserve for future generations the natural environment and sustainable land use of coastal watersheds from the Navarro to the Russian Rivers, to provide public access to scenic land, and to educate the public regarding the value of our natural heritage.

Osprey, photo by Siegfried Matull We envision a protected and restored coast, from the Navarro to the Russian Rivers, preserved for public enjoyment and appreciation of its natural beauty, abundant diversity of wildlife, and rich cultural history.

The Redwood Coast of southern Mendocino County and northern Sonoma County is a place of exquisite beauty and natural solitude.

Green forests of pine, fir and redwood, revealed by the silent ebb and flow of coastal fog, extend down to the vast Pacific Ocean. Wild rhododendrons, azaleas and iris surprise and delight the observer with their colorful displays. Rocky bluffs give way to the ocean's powerful surf. Spectacular vistas of wind-swept meadows and tree-covered ridges greet the eye at every turn.

Wildlife abounds in this still sparsely developed region. The fleeting glimpse of a river otter or osprey, the seasonal sighting of a newborn seal or wintering Tundra Swan, all reaffirm this land's natural heritage.

Rivers of the north coast -- the Navarro, Garcia, Gualala and Russian -- grace this magnificent landscape. Many ribbons of smaller streams and creeks tumble down the hillsides. These riparian corridors, home to the endangered Coho salmon and Steelhead trout, provide that most precious resource of all, water.

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Mill Bend
Mill Bend
Gualala Bluff
Gualala Bluff
Hearn Gulch
Hearn Gulch
Cooks Beach
Cooks Beach

The Gualala Bluff Trail, an ongoing Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) project, was the original inspiration for the formation of RCLC.

Redwood Coast Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 1511
Gualala, CA 95445
Phone: (707) 884-4426