For many years they have been fighting to preserve and stop the worst abuses of the Eel River and remain very active and important. There are currently hearings and studies being conducted that might lead to the realization of one FOER’s long term goals, the removal for the two dams that are part of the PG&E owned Potter Valley Project that divert water from the Eel River to the Russian River.
Has a physical location in Ukiah (106 West Standley Street, Ukiah, California 95482), runs the KMEC radio station at 105.1 on the FM dial, has a Facebook page, and a monthly newsletter (MEC Notes) with “updates from our environmental and social justice community" mostly focussed on Mendocino County. It’s mission statement: "The Mendocino Environmental Center (MEC) works through educational outreach, nonviolent direct action and the legal system to uphold and promote environmental and social justice in Mendocino County and beyond. The MEC is a resource center, which offers support to grass roots community groups and empowers individuals to work for positive change. The MEC networks with a politically and socially diverse community, encouraging integrity, tolerance, non violence and a sustainable future."
Mendocino Wildlife Association • mendowildlife.com
While the Friends of Outlet Creek remain very thankful to the WEC as our first fiscal sponsor, being under the umbrella of the allows us to receive tax deductible contributions. Trees can be a tremendous help to new environmental organizations or smaller organizations for who it is not worth the hassle to create their own board, bylaws, and structure to become incorporated as a nonprofit. The projects that Trees offer a fiscal umbrella to are doing inspiring work that people can join, help fund, or emulate. The main draw back for Friends of Outlet Creek with Trees is that they don’t fund litigation. Their offices are in Garberville and they publish a quarterly magazine, Forest & River News."
WELL • Willits Economic Localization • www.well95490.org