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Friends & Neighbors of the SoHum Community Park & Tooby Memorial Park

Friends & Neighbors of the SoHum Community Park & Tooby Memorial Park

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About Friends & Neighbors of the SoHum Community Park & Tooby Memorial Park

Friends and Neighbors of the SoHum Community Park and Tooby Memorial Park are advocating protection of this Native Cultural Land, Enhancement of the Parks historical agricultural soils, Stewardship of the South Fork of the Eel River watershed to preserve its Environmental & Wildlife habitat.

We must demand that our seventh generation have the same range of possibilities for their Earth as we have for ours. Too many times, we don’t question the negative, often malicious consequences of our greed. While progress should never come to a halt, there are many places it should never come to at all.

We are concerned about the wildlife habitat and South Fork Eel watershed eco-systems that will be effected by the Park Boards proposed projects, i.e. loss of habitat and territory; loss of food supply; behavioral changes in mating predation and migration; and changes in nocturnal and interspecies relationships, altered predator-prey balance, increased competition for food and shelter.

Every generation choose's a path, it's own responsibility of teaching our childeren the right path. One of which is harmonious with earth and all of existence.

Treat the earth well. it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your childeren. We Do Not inherit the Earth.

What's needed is a Community elected Park Board of Directors, by an community membership, open to the public, not a private one for another 10 years!

General Goals:

• Provide the public with the necessary knowledge, education and legal tools to protect this land and our river. Help preserve the history and culture of the Wailaki Native People. Help educate and share what the native people of this land endured and lost in the past 160 years.

• Facilitate an appropriate public response to bring about necessary reform and change to the Park Board Directors policy for open public meetings, open decision making processes, open public Board elections and membership with voting rights. Rewrite the bylaws for protection of wildlife habitat

• Hold all Park Board of Directors accountable for upholding the public's trust and 501c3 responsibilities as stewards to all beneficial land uses within this unique Park property.

• Foster land and farming management techniques that enhance agricultural and environmental value of the land and river as well as economic value for all neighboring property owners.

Specific Objectives:

• Ensure that land use practices in the Southern Humboldt Community Park comply with all applicable statues in Humboldt County for land use, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Water Act.

• Educate and provide information to our community, the public and media of the Parks Boards improper land use practices and activities, mismanagement of public funds and public trust, the degrading effects of instream gravel extraction, Rock Quarry practices, water diversions & impoundments and developments with no understanding of the Parks ecosystems and how they function.

• Affirm that all leased land activities relating to the South Fork of the Eel River reflect the same spirit of the State and National Wild & Scenic River Acts and Fish Habitat.

We are concerned about the 80+ acres of Park land, being leased for Commercial Instream Gravel Extraction, Shale Rock Quarry/Strip Mining, and Cement Ready Mix Operations. This heavy industrial private enterprise occurs directly within the banks and proximity of the South Fork of the Eel River and causes significant degrading adverse effects to this Wild & Scenic River corridor, along with its threatened & endangered Coho, Chinook and Steelhead. And now the River bars are proposed to be used as parking lots for large concert & festival events at the Park at there instream gravel extraction locations.

We are all members of the Community cited in the Park's name and many of us are neighboring property owners of the Park. The Park Board's commercial concert events will impact the documented cultural sites for Wailaki Native People, our neighborhood with unwanted noise, traffic congestion, more noise, risk of delayed response by emergency vehicles to those of us who need medical care or fire protection services during planned big crowd events and using prime ag soils for Event Parking Lots..

We are concerned that the Park Board will turn our Wild & Scenic South Fork Eel River into a BIG parking lot and camping site below ordinary high water!

We have never been openly informed of the Park's planning requests to County Planning nor have we been solicited by the Park Board for our input on the Park's future development. Many of us were donors to the purchase of the Park and many of us attended the initial planning meetings where we made it clear that we supported the Park as agriculturally-zoned open space to be used in a low impact way.

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Laura Mills

"Our numbness, our silence, our lack of outrage"

"Our numbness, our silence, our lack of outrage, could mean we end up
the only species to have minutely monitored our own extinction"

Thank you for informing all of us in Humboldt County about what we have been thinking for years. The internet is a great resorce for all. Keep up the GREAT work.

What a measly epitaph that would make: "They saw it coming,
but hadn't the wit to stop it happening"

Laura Mills, Arcata Ca.

Willis "Coyotepaw" Mansfield

Could be you

As my elders would teach us, as a boy "It take a village to raise a child" It sound like the Community Park Board have forgot this. This must change. The Community Park Board needs to raise it's child together with the Community. You need the help of Native People, to provide wisdom for the land. None of us own the earth, we have been given it to care for, just like a child.

Coyotepaw, Pomo

William Mc Vie

Keep up the Heat

Well done. Keep up the heat, don't let up. Even in Northern Humboldt County we feel for what you are going through.

Great Job

William Mc Vie, protecting the L'll things in life since 1969

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Southern Humboldt Community Park Neighbors meeting w/ Supervisors

Frustrations over park continue; Supervisors Fennell and Bass listen to community’s concerns Redwood TimesPosted:   06/25/2013 02:18:16 PM PDTDave BrooksherRedwood TimesConcerned members of the community met with Supervisors Estelle Fennell and Virginia Bass to voice frustrations regarding the Southern Humboldt Community Park last Friday. The meeting was ostensibly a follow-up to this year’s public tour of the park held earlier this year and covered in the April 23rd issue of the Red... READ MORE Posted July 17, 2013 at 09:28 PM

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Southern Humboldt Community Park invites you As a Guest of Honor To a Picnic in the Park HOSTS: SHCP Board of Directors: Dennis Huber, Kristina Suarez, Stephen Dazey {Emeritus} Ross Huber, Eric Kirk, Peter Ryce {Emeritus}, Rachel Sowards Thompson, Tim Metz (Emeritus}, Jim Truitt, Carol Van Sant, Kathryn Lobato {Emeritus $ E.D.): Honored Guests: Community members who have supported the Park through the years and who have given generously Event: A Picnic in the Park Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013 ... READ MORE Posted June 11, 2013 at 04:54 PM
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Messages for Friends & Neighbors of the SoHum Community Park & Tooby Memorial Park

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By Boxes and Bags - GBE Packaging Supplies on March 12, 2013

did i hit the nail on the head ed? Its about time for someone to expose you for who you are. all talk and no facts. whats BTW?

By the truth on February 11, 2012

Yes, yes, spot on with the nail and the head thing you have going there and Thank you, may I please have another? By The Way, which in French means "FUBAR". Please stop, I'll do anything if you please stop, how much money do you want to stop. I have lots of money.

February 14, 2012

a single 52 year old male living in lake port trying to finish what his dad started in garberville. Smoker like his dad and no real connection to the issues. spends years trying to convince people.

By the truth on February 08, 2012

You know so much about me? Seems you are the one spending years trying to convince people of something I am not. If I had no real connection to the issues, well, why would you have to post it? We must be making a difference, right. Over 600 people in the community agree, and you are the only critic. Is there a problem officer? BTW, you may have used a bunk email to post this, but you left a great IP foot print, Oooooops........... FYI, Lakeport is one word.

February 08, 2012
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