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With one month to raise the money – actually 3 weeks now. I forgot to read the Eye last week and so missed this article. Sorry.
The six-year effort to save the Sunny Brae Forest is set to come to a close at the end of October, leaving the community just one month to raise about $18,000. The Sunny Brae/Arcata Neighborhood Alliance (SANA) has so far raised $82,000 towards its goal of $100,000 to help the City of Arcata purchase this forest.SANA has been working since 2000 to protect the 175-acre Sunny Brae Forest. In 2002, property-owner Sierra Pacific Industries responded to the community’s concerns by offering to sell this property to the City of Arcata, who would add it to the City’s existing Community Forest.
The Sunny Brae community originally set out to raise $70,000, but later bumped its goal to $100,000. These community donations have helped the City to leverage nearly $2.6 million of the $2.7 million needed. The City is still a little short in other areas, making the total gap at this point closer to $40,000. Both the City and SANA have been looking for other funding partners who can help to fill this gap before the deal has to close.
Now if somebody has an address I’ll be happy to post it.
The City has set a date for a community celebration and dedication ceremony onThursday, Nov. 16.
The Sunny Brae Forest will provide an open-space buffer against sprawl, and will be managed for recreation, watershed and habitat protection, and sustainable forestry. There are over two-and-a-half miles of watercourses on the property, including the headwaters of both Beith Creek and Grotzman Creek, and four-and-a-half miles of roads and trails which would be converted for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use.
Update: The address to send donations: c/o Humboldt Area Foundation, 373 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA 95524. There’s more information in the comments section, including a party this Saturday.
Decent of CalTrans to waive the easement fees. Not that SoHum is likely to benefit directly – right now our options are cable at a ridiculous price and dial-up. We’ve been told that we just don’t have enough residences to justify any investment.
But we take them as they come.
Taken from Save Ancient Forests. I hadn’t been over there for awhile. There are some other interesting items up as well.
I’m not certain exactly what constitutes a “visit.” I’ve got two different hit counters going – one of which you can access through the sitemeter and one which is pasted below the sitemeter display and link. I don’t know why those numbers are so different.
Technorati has me ranked:
I’m on your heels Kos!
A public service announcement. As always, I offer “equal time” for all sides.
View the video at: www.SaveEurekaWaterfront.org
CITIZENS FOR REAL ECONOMIC GROWTH (CREG)
Hosts Community Visioning Forum for Balloon Tract
“Imagine the Possibilities” Event To Tackle Community-Based Land Use Planning
Eureka, CA– Citizens For Real Economic Growth (CREG) will present their fourth public educational forum on this coming Friday, October 13, 2006 beginning with a reception at 5:45 and presentations beginning at 6:30 at the Wharfinger Building on the Eureka Waterfront. The session is entitled– “Imagine the Possibilities” and features special guest experts presenting case studies of visionary cities that undertook community-based planning ventures for their former rail yards and waterfronts with highly successful results. Seating is limited and a capacity crowd is expected for this latest installment of the citizen-organized educational series that began this spring.
“In the absence of leadership from our current city council, CREG is determined to step up and provide a small measure of what the community was promised after 1999′s overwhelming 61% vote to defeat the first big box mall proposal-a democratic and inclusive process to resolve the question of how this public trust land can best serve the community,” said CREG spokesperson Larry Evans.
“The recent announcement that Mr. Arkley and his Security National company have assumed liability for toxic cleanup on the site has spurred a surge of activity on the CREG online petition with our Supporter List now topping 1,067 signers, ,” stated Evans before concluding that, “this event couldn’t be more timely.”
In addition to stories of successful projects with unique character, the program for the evening will focus on public planning methods, land use and urban design. Notable specialists coming to Eureka for this special occasion include:
§ Darin Dinsmore, principle and founder of Dinsmore SIERRA, a community planning and consulting firm. Mr. Dinsmore is currently the Development Coordinator for the Truckee Railyard Partnership.
§ Designer Eric Lindstrom is a Eureka native who operates Lindstrom Design Studio in Grants
Pass Oregon. Mr. Lindstrom is a graduate of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and has over ten years of experience in the architecture and planning fields.
§ Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, AIA, AICP, serves on the faculty in the Departments of
Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon. In addition to teaching, Professor Gillem has an urban design practice with a global clientele where he specializes in addressing issues of sustainability, social responsibility and historic preservation.
“CREG wants a return to the Balloon Tract Master Plan and a true public process. It’s disappointing to have to replay the Measure J mess instead of moving forward with a community-based approach that fosters broad dialogue about a wide range of alternatives available to the city and its citizens for developing this unique parcel to achieve the highest and best use of our waterfront,” declared Evans.
A TV commercial currently running on local cable and broadcast channels is available for viewing on the CREG website or for more information visit — www.SaveEurekaWaterfront.org
CREG Visioning Forum-”Imagine The Possibilities”
Guest Speakers List with Full Bio’s
Darin Dinsmore founded and operates Dinsmore SIERRA. Mr. Dinsmore is a professional urban planner and landscape architect who understands that mixed-use development presents an opportunity to provide choices which create a high quality of life while maintaining a community’s unique character in the face of growth and economic pressure. Mr. Dinsmore is currently the development coordinator for the Truckee Railyard Partnership as well as consultant project manager for the Regional Planning Partners team which was formed to guide the Place-Based planning component of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Pathway 2007 planning efforts. www.regionalplanningpartners.com
Designer Eric A. Lindstrom operates Lindstrom Design Studio. As an independent design studio located in Grants Pass, Oregon, it focuses on environmental, social, and economic issues relevant to the built environment and to the creation of place. Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and has over ten years of experience within the architectural and planning fields. As a native of Eureka, he appreciates and supports the environmental and human processes of the region, and understands the importance of public process and debate. Eric’s work strives to remind others of where they live, and to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.
LINDSTROM DESIGN STUDIO
ERIC A. LINDSTROM
504 N.W. ELM ST.
GRANTS PASS, OR 97526
Assistant Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, AIA, AICP holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon and teaches studios and seminars in urban design and architecture. He has a Masters in Architecture and a PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelors of Architecture with Highest Distinction from the University of Kansas. He is also a licensed architect and certified planner. Through his urban design practice, he has completed projects for clients worldwide that address issues of sustainability, social responsibility, and historic preservation. His research focuses on global institutions, their land-use policies, and the resulting impacts on urban form. He has published numerous articles on urban design and presents regularly at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
Mark L. Gillem, PhD, AIA, AICP
Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
University of Oregon