Something exciting is stirring in Willits, CA, a gateway to the North Coast redwoods and the Mendocino Coast. We are organizing to transform 630 S. Main St. into a cooperative space, known as the Willits Hub, to help promote sustainability in the City and the Eel River watershed.
See video of Tule elk on 3/18 Willits Go Wild field trip! https://vimeo.com/209380052
If you help us raise just $12,000, the Willits Hub can serve as a new office for the Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) and a continuing home for the Willits Environmental Center. The Willits Economic Localization (WELL), the Mendocino Wildlife Association and other groups will be invited to organize there as well.
We are getting donations off-line towards our crowdfunding goal, an additional $1000 for a total of $1610 as of March 27, so we still have a ways to go. But we only need 106 people to give us $100 and we will meet our goal. Please donate and get your friends to help. Any donation greater than $25 makes you an automatic member of ERRP!
Watch Video testimonials from Willits residents. https://vimeo.com/207294913
The Eel River, California's third largest river, is famous for its salmon and steelhead runs. ERRP assists citizens with aquatic monitoring and publishes reports on findings, works to protect and expand wilderness, offers public school environmental education programs, and conducts extensive public education about sustainable farming practices. Magnificent fish runs still pass through Willits to spawn in headwaters above town and we could work together to make Willits a Salmon Safe community!
WELL is a grassroots group that is working to make Willits and Mendocino County truly sustainable by supporting local food production and consumption, wise transportation planning and non-destructive environmental practices. The MWA is a volunteer organization dedicated to the protection of wildlife and all aspects of the environment that are vital to their existence. The WEC is the long-time face of public environmental advocacy in northern Mendocino County and its accomplishments include helping add more than 140,000 acres to the Federal Wilderness System.
Please donate to help sustain this historic organizing space, which has been a vital part of the Willits community for more than 25 years, and help spawn its exciting next phase! We invite you to share this crowdfunding web site your friends.
During the course of our crowdfunding period (March 1st to April 15th), ERRP, WELL, WEC and MWA will host several events, including field trips, workshops, speakers, and movies, to generate interest and support, and to hear ideas from the community. See calendar here http://www.eelriverrecovery.org/calendar.html
Join us on field trips on April 1 and April 9! And check back often! We will be posting updates on our upcoming activities in support of our fundraising.
Send checks to: ERRP, P.O. Box 214, Loleta, CA 95521 with "Willits Hub" in note field.