Friends of Enchanted Meadow
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March 20, 2016
Poetry Fundraiser Event


PLEASE DONATE $15 per Ticket
we will email you back a Thank You
with your ticket numbers



or at ICONS in Mendocino on Albion St.


A quarter of a century ago, at a critical time in our history- 
Locked in litigative combat
with Louisiana Pacific Timber Corporation.
Once in time, What's Afoot Gallery in Caspar hosted,
A Poetry Fundraiser and Bake Sale to help us save the forest.

Today this forest stands, saved from clear cutting; natural habitat areas are permanently protected and stewarded by the activists who rallied against LP's liquidation logging.

The Poets who helped fund our war chest twenty five years ago- 

Bill Bradd, James Patrick Donahue, Cynthia Frank
Lydia Rand, Joe Smith, ruth weiss 
Devreaux Baker, Gordon Black, Leonard Cirino, 
Karin Faulkner, Gerry Grace, Dobby Sommer 
Theresa Whitehill.

2016 - February – U P D A T E !

THANKS to everyone who chipped in and bought raffle tickets,
every exchange was valued and appreciated.

The combined generosity of community folks, businesses and
volunteers made our Winter 2016 Firewood Fundraiser a success.
The raffle provided revenues to cover the property insurance
and District Fire Taxes into mid and late 2017.

With this expense no longer an issue we will focus on completing
Elizabeth's Trail.  This trail will allow for hiking from the
Albion River bottom land to upslope conifer forest linking to the
pygmy habitat in Ravens' Call, which is the highest of elevation
in the sanctuaries.

Winning Ticket #'s

626- Ed O'Brien, Mendocino Fire Chief won the firewood, he's
donated it to the Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino and
chosen a Kayaking Day for 4 up Big River, from Catch a Canoe.

142- Liz Helenchild, Dinner for 2 at the Ledford House
149- Liz Helenchild, $100 gift card from Wildfish
465- Gary Johnson, 3 hrs of handyman work from Karl Schoen
205- Don Speer, Ceramic art from Christopher Cisper
610- Penny Alves, 1 hr. Garden consultation by Ellen Athens
529- Derek, 1 hr. Garden consultation by Ellen Athens
490- Larry Johnson, River cruise for 4 from Union Pacific College
470- Cheryl Blume, Victorian Era Bracelet from Button Jewels
104- R. Karch, "Electric Tattooing for Men" by madame chinchilla
415- Betty Partridge, $25 gift card by "Edibles by Jacquelyn"
372- Joy Korstjens, Gift cert. for 2 meals at Queenie's in Elk
418- Timber, "Electric Tattooing for Women" by Madame             .......Chinchilla
570- Shirley Frericks, $25 gift cert. from Albion Grocery
132- Danny Barca, $25 gift cert. from Albion Grocery
503- Karen Rakofsky, $25 gift card from Moody's Organic Coffee .......Bar
518- A. Thompson, Tshirt from World Famous Triangle Tattoo &   .......Museum
349- Ginny Stearns, $15 gift cert. from Tote Fete
606- Keri Bourne, "Enchanted Biscotti" locally baked by Zia.
360- Moonlight, "Enchanted Biscotti" locally baked by Zia

Thanks to the businesses and individuals who made this raffle
possible by donating outstanding prizes.

Thanks to Edgar and Joshua who donated one summer morning and worked furiously hard and fast to retrieve the last of remaining the windfall fir.

Thanks to ticket sellers, The Cancer resource Center of Mendocino County and the Redwood Coast Seniors of Fort Bragg & FOEM volunteers: Allen, Cloud, Coyote, Daphne, Ellen, Judy, Kathy, Karl, Maria & Zia.


To see our Timeline of activities
from the present
to 1989 - CLICK HERE

To see our 2014 Recent Action page

Winter 2015/16 Firewood Fundraiser

    Last February's behemoth storm uprooted firs in Ravens' Call, a sanctuary forest of multi-aged mixed conifer and tan oak. One cord of this community defended resource, GMO free and sans
chemical poisons is up for raffle.

    You need not be a burner of firewood to support this fundraiser.  Maybe you're toasty warm with propane heat, 
pellets, or have 2 cords of dry madrone in your woodshed...
The Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County and the Redwood Coast Senior Center are poised to accept your winnings and give to a deserving client.

    Tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and may be purchased at the Cancer Resource Center in Mendocino at 45040 Calpella St., 937-3833 and at the Senior Center in Fort Bragg at 490 N Harold St., 964-0443. Many thanks to the Cancer Resource Center and the Redwood Coast Senior Center for their enthusiastic support.
    We are a CA 501 (c3), and your appreciated contributions are tax deductible and will be applied to 2016 operating costs of three nature areas; Ravens' Call, the Albert Cattalini Conservancy and the Enchanted Meadow Wetlands Sanctuary. Raffle drawing is February 20, prize list is available on request at, Thank you.

Recent Actions 2015
by Zia Cattalini

     This February we had a tremendous storm that slammed Ravens' Call forest sanctuary. Windfall damage could be seen through out the Call. Broken branches obscured the GREENPATH, impaled in the earth were branches standing upright.
     We are dealing with the storm damage as we work various portions of the trail. Happy to report that the trail itself weathered the storm well, with no wash outs. Our goal this year is to complete GREENPATH. Thus far we are true to our intent of using only hand tools on this project. 
     A massive conjoined fir in Ravens' Call fell south about 30' in from an elevated embankment onto our road in the ACC. This cleanup will involve chainsaws and we hope to use the salvaged wood for fundraising. 

Traditional Biscotti
Nita inspects the windfall blocking
the Albert Cattalini Conservancy's road.

Railroad GulchRemnant train trestle at Railroad Gulch looking north.



     Last October we acquired by gift the Enchanted Meadow Wetlands Sanctuary from the Coastal Land Trust and we are so appreciative of their work as stewards of the wetlands. We are becoming familiar with the area at Railroad Gulch on the south side of the river. It is about 2x larger than Half Moon Trestle and more remote. The entire biology of this fascinating ecosytem is at risk due to Mendocino Redwood Company's plans to log immediately to the south; THP 1-14-080 a whopping spread of 758 acres! This logging will increase sedimentation into streams feeding the river through the wetlands, affecting the salmon habitat. 

     Thanks to the community input & opposition to this Timber Harvest Plan, a decision to approve or not has been delayed by Calfire and the public comment period has been reopened until 4-23-15.

     The Albion community is at risk. Many Homes are near by and there is no secondary egress route for evacuation if a wildfire engulfs Albion Ridge. The wildfire risk is accelerated
due to drought conditions. The wildlife habitat is also at risk. There's only one road to enter or exit.

     More info is found at and please send your public comments to:  
You can make a difference. WRITE! 

Albino Redwood

Your generosity protects
the Purple Martin, a California Species of Special Concern. Thank you.



Mail your contribution, which is tax deductible to:
Friends of Enchanted Meadow / P.O. Box 271 - Little River, CA 95456

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