For Immediate Release or posting:

HUMBOLDT WATERSHED COUNCIL, a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization announces its 2010 Annual Meeting December 11th 2010 at the Monday Club 610 Main Street, Fortuna from 5 – 9 pm. Following a Hosted Bar and Pot-Luck dinner (5:00-6:30 pm) and the featured presentation (6:30-7:30 pm), the HWC will have its annual business meeting and election of the Board of Directors for 2011 (about 7:30 pm), followed by music, dancing and bar from (8:00-9:00 pm). The present Board is standing for re-election with 1 open seat. Interested persons should contact Bill Thorington at HWC, PO Box 666, Fortuna, CA 95540.

The feature presentation will be the film “Toward a Working TMDL: A Watershed Plan for the Van Duzen River” which was completed for the Van Duzen Watershed Project with the able help of Ron Nelson, local videographer. The 35 minute film documents various aspects of the recently completed project, which was guided and directed by Dr. Paul Trichilo. Funded by a grant from the CA Water Quality Control Board, the project involved a two-year water quality study at 10 monitoring sights, and GIS Analyses of the Lower Van Duzen River Basin, culminating in a Watershed Management Plan and Final Report.

The public, members of the Humboldt Watershed Council and all interested persons are welcome to attend. Admission is a Pot-Luck dish; donations will be accepted at the door and memberships to the HWC will be offered.

For more information, Contact: Bill Thorington, President HWC, PO Box 666 Fortuna CA 95540 or email or 707-496-4703