The Greenwood Creek Watershed Project was created in 1994 to design and implement watershed studies and restoration projects for Greenwood Creek, with a focus on water quality and fish habitat. Another goal of the project is to involve all watershed stakeholders in long term natural resource planning. The project conducted a survey of fish habitat and other stream conditions along a ten-mile stretch of Greenwood Creek in 1995. In 1996, the project conducted a road survey of about 25% of the watershed road system.
In 1997, the project began restoration work with a flatcar bridge installation (to replace a failing culvert in Greenwood Creek) and the bio-engineering of an eroding stream bank. Click here to see restoration photos.
An advisory group was formed in spring 1996 with the participation of Louisiana Pacific Corporation, the Elk County Water District and many other stakeholders. The project trains and employs local workers for surveys, mapping and restoration. Project consultant is Dr. Fred Euphrat of Forest, Soil and Water, Inc., in Healdsburg, California.
Donations are needed to help us continue this important environmental work.
The Save The Redwoods/Boycott The Gap and the Greenwood Creek Watershed Project are members of the Redwood Coast Watersheds Alliance, a California non-profit public benefit corporation. Donations are tax deductible. Donations should be sent to:
Save The Redwoods/Boycott The Gap
P.O. Box 90, Elk, CA 95432
The Save The Redwoods/Boycott The Gap dragon logo was designed by Elk artist Ron Bloomquist (email@example.com). The dragon represents Greenwood Creek as it snakes down out of the hills, with the mouth of the Creek (the head of the dragon) forming an estuary at Greenwood Beach. Orders for Dragon logo T-shirts and/or ceramic diner mugs should be sent to the above Gap Boycott address. These items are also available at the Greenwood Pier Country Store in Elk (100% benefit to Gap Boycott).