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Headwaters Fund
January 2012 Newsletter

$79,000 was just awarded to the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District to work with local dairy farmers to assist them in navigating regulatory processes. According to local dairyman Dennis Leonardi: "I have been a dairy operator in Ferndale for 35 years. We have been hit hard over the last few years with the collapse of Humboldt Creamery and the economic recession. Having this support to help us through new regulations and to help us with planning that will keep our operations sustainable is essential." There are currently 70 dairies in operation in Humboldt County which is down from the almost 100 that existed a few years ago. The Headwaters Fund Board is committed to retaining local jobs and helping to reduce regulatory bottlenecks for businesses.

Local Dairyman- Dave Renner

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Salt River In the News-Times Standard Online Article September 24, 2012

Salt Community Celebration Photo Pages

 

 

 

Construction of Phase 1 of the Salt River

Ecosystem Restoration Project

 Set to Begin in 2013!

 

The bid process to select a contractor for construction of Phase 1 of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project has been completed and Anderson Dragline of Gridley, California selected as lowest, responsive, responsible bidder.

 

The bid process started with letters inviting statements of qualifications from 70 contractors throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Twenty-three contractors submitted their qualifications for consideration. Statements of qualifications submitted by ten contractors clearly demonstrated the experience and capacity necessary to bid and complete the project.

 

Those ten qualified contracting firms included; Maggiora and Ghilotti, Mercer Fraser Company, Kerr Contractors, Hanford ARC, Anderson Dragline, The Dutra Group, Dixon Marine Services, Magnus Pacific, R.E. Staite Engineering and Knife River Materials.

 

Bids were received from five contractors. The bid amounts, ranked from lowest to highest, are as follows:

1) Anderson Dragline; 2) Magnus Pacific; 3) Knife River Materials; 4) Kerr Contractors; and 5) Mercer Fraser Company. The two lowest bids fell within the funding available and budgeted for construction of Phase 1 of the project. The remaining three bids had price tags that exceeded the project’s Phase 1 construction budget.

 

With the selection of Anderson Dragline as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, Phase 1 of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project will begin after more than two decades of planning, fundraising and perseverance. Thank you and congratulations to each and every one of you who has worked so hard for so long to restore the Salt River!

 

Salt River Phase I Design (PDF)

Construction of Phase 2 of the Salt River

Ecosystem Restoration Project

 Set to Begin in 2014!

 

The Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project is beginning Phase 2 of restoration to the Salt River channel for 2014.  Construction activities will occur along Port Kenyon Road from July through  October. Activities will include building construction entrances off Port Kenyon Road, excavation of the channel sediment, and off hauling of channel materials.

The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District has contracted with Hanford Applied Restoration & Conservation to do this work. We appreciate your cooperation and thank you in advance for helping your community with efforts to restore the Salt River and decrease the annual flooding that impacts many people in the community.

 

 

 

Estuary Tour by ERF MPEG 2 Program stream, 15 Mbps

Short clips taken at the Salt River and Wildlands Estuary Preserve tour on September 18, 2014...also contains TV news story of restoration project. Traditional Wiyot territory.

 

The advocacy group, Friends of the Eel River, celebrated it's 20th year anniversary in 2015.  As part of their celebration, the group highlighted significant restoration efforts in the Eel River by other organizations.  The Friends of the Eel River chose to recognize the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District and the substantial progress of the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project in restoring a critical piece of the Eel River estuary.

Construction of Phase Middle 2A of the Salt River

Ecosystem Restoration Project

 Set to Begin in 2015!

 

The Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project Middle Phase 2A  contract for restoration to the Salt River channel has been awarded to Hanford Applied Restoration & Conservation. Construction and restoration activities will occur along Port Kenyon Road from July through October. Activities will include building construction entrances off Port Kenyon Road, excavation of the channel sediment, and off hauling of channel materials.

We appreciate your cooperation and thank you in advance for helping your community with efforts to restore the Salt River and decrease the  annual flooding that impacts many people in the community.

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Construction of Phase Upper 2A of the Salt River

Ecosystem Restoration Project

 Set to Begin in 2017!

 

The Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project is beginning Phase Upper 2A of restoration to the Salt River channel and Francis Creek.  Construction activities will occur along Port Kenyon Road, Dillon Road, Goble Lane, Bertlesen Lane and Fulmor Road from June through October 2017. Activities will include building construction entrances, excavation of the channel sediment, and off hauling of channel materials.

The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District has contracted with Figas Construction to do this work. We appreciate your cooperation and thank you in advance for helping your community with efforts to restore the Salt River and decrease the annual flooding that impacts many people in the community. Please feel free to contact the HCRCD with questions regarding project.

 

 Soil Health & Carbon Farming Meeting

July 13, 2017; 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Agricultural Center, 5630 Broadway Ave, Eureka, CA

 

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