Communications and Updates
Communications and Park Updates
Check here for updates on topics of interest surrounding the Park and for our efforts to provide responses to comments and questions. We hope that this format will allow us to present greater detail than an exchange of letters to the papers permits.
As new information becomes available we will post it here. This will allow those with an interest in a particular topic to gain more information, and generally more quickly, than by engaging in a sequence of weekly letters to the editor.
Recent Articles and Letters to the Editor
The following series of articles were submitted by SHCP board member Carol Van Sant of Briceland and were published in The Independent & The Redwood Times November 1st, November 8th, and November 15th 2011. The writing, review and editing have been a collective effort of the SHCP board and staff:
SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT COMMUNITY PARK – UPDATES FALL 2011
Published Articles 2010
The following series of articles were submitted by SHCP board member Carol Van Sant of Briceland and published in The Independent & The Redwood Times, September 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2010.
Why the Southern Humboldt Community Park is Requesting a Change in Land Use Designation & Rezoning for 96 Acres
Letters to the Editor written by SHCP Board Members and published in The Independent & The Redwood Times
Recent Financial Updates (May 2011)
The Park's IRS 990s for 2008 and 2009 are now posted on the Park's Document Library page.
(Other SHCP financial information is posted on the Park's Document Library page and/or available at the Garberville Library.)
Other Items of Interest:
Future SHCP Trails!
The Upland Forest Exploration Trail:
- This trail will meander through 130 acres of upland forest dominated by a dense, second-growth mixed-hardwood Douglas-fir forest with scattered residual old-growth Douglas-fir and several large seasonal springs. This approximately one-mile trail will switchback through forest that overlooks the remainder of the Community Park and the South Fork Eel River. The forest offers opportunities for shaded relaxation; benches and picnic tables will someday be located at points along this trail.
The Riparian Interpretative Trail:
- Downstream, visitors will have an opportunity to experience views of the river, a vast and beautiful open-space meadow, and 21 acres of certified organic farmland, including an active dry-land farming area demonstrating water conservation techniques. The Riparian Interpretative Trail will also include nearly 1/4 of a mile of ADA accessible trail through 7+ acres of old-growth redwood at Tooby Memorial Park. We hope to eventually connect the parkway to Benbow Lake State Park and the regional redwood trail system.
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